Devotions,  Faith

Whom Shall I Fear?

This devotion is part of the Overcoming By Faith Devotional Series and we’re looking at how we can say, together with David, whom shall I fear?

Today’s reflection is based on Psalm 27:1 “The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”

Ok, so let’s jump right in!

Whom Shall I Fear?

Focus verse

“The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” – Psalm 27:1


One of the wonderful things that happens when we grow in faith and learn to trust God more is that He sets us free from our fears! Our fear of lack of provision, our fear of man, our fear of the unknown.

When we learn to be still and know that the Lord is God over all things, we can, together with David, say with all certainty: whom shall I fear?

But how do we get to this point where fear no longer has a grip on us? We need to know God and allow His love to fill our hearts. For when His perfect love comes, our fears are driven away. (1 John 4:18)

Oftentimes this is a journey. The more we walk with God and surrender to His Spirit, the more we experience His perfect Agape love. And the more we experience His love, the less we struggle with fear.

Sometimes the reason we struggle with ongoing fears is that we don’t spend enough time in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

The wonderful news is that Our Father is ready to welcome us with open arms! He wants a deeper relationship with us. He wants to set us free from our fears. He wants us to experience His peace beyond understanding.

The question is: are we willing?

Questions for reflection

  • Think back on a time where you experienced God’s love and peace in a more profound way. What was the context? How did that come about?
  • What’s your relationship with God been like recently? Is there something stopping you from engaging with God? Take a moment to pray, confess your struggles to God and surrender to Him. Then, ask Him to come and fill you with His love.


Lord, I confess that I have not always walked with You. I confess that I have fears, because I am not experiencing Your perfect love. Thank you Lord, that You want to commune with me. Please fill me with Your love and drive away my fears. Thank You that You are God over everything. Amen!

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