The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (New King James Version)- Psalm 27:1
I love this passage of scripture. I think of it often when I lie down to sleep at night. You see, on December 10, 2009, I turned out the light and climbed into bed never dreaming that about 20 minutes later, a cerebral aneurysm would rupture and I would be battling for my life. Is it small wonder that when I came home from the hospital nearly two weeks later I stood by my bed for a long time trying to get up enough nerve to climb into it and go to sleep?
I remember standing there for the longest time and then, with tears running down my face, I whispered to my husband that I couldn't do it. I could not get into that bed... but I knew I had to. That's when I remembered this verse. Yes, I might experience fear but it does not have to rule over me. I can send it packing!
Yes, I had a terrible thing happen to me when I was asleep but... God was with me and He protected me. Truly He was and is my light and my salvation. Truly He is the strength of my life. I don't have to be afraid for wherever I am, God is... and all is well. The same is true for you.