The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer . . .
My shield and the horn of my salvation. (Psalm 18:2)
Jesus is everything to us. David said that He was his fortress, deliverer, shield and horn of his salvation. In another Psalm David said that the Lord was his light, his salvation, and the strength of his life. As a young Christian I didn’t quite understand the depth and power of what David was saying. It seems like the tendency in our youthfulness is to trust in our own strength, talents, and abilities. It takes a while of walking with the Lord to see His strength and our weakness. The longer I walk with the Lord, the more I realize just how much I need His help.
He is my light, He directs my path and keeps me from making foolish choices. He is my strength, He empowers me in all He has called me to do. He is my deliverer, He delivers me from the traps and snares in this world. He is my sustenance. I have learned to feast on Him to give me nourishment for my soul. Today’s quote comes from Billy Graham’s latest book. Listen to wisdom from a man who has walked with the Lord for many years.
“Jesus is not only the eternal Deliverer, but He is the eternal Sustainer. He provides for those who receive Him. Just as God had provided daily manna from Heaven to the children of Israel on their wilderness journey, so Jesus provides for the soul-hunger of people today. He was born in Bethlehem, which literally means “house of bread,” and proclaimed, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever” (John 6:51).
Jesus is also the everlasting Guide. The Lord led the Israelites through the Sinai Desert during the day with a pillar of cloud, and He provided light at night with a pillar of fire. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (8:12).”
Christianity is not a quick fix or seven steps to being a better you. It is a discovery of life itself (or should I say Himself). Walk with Him. Draw near to Him and feed on His faithfulness. Before long you will join with David’s song, “the Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?”.