1 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?
2 When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
There are some days when it seems like everything and everyone is against you. Nothing seems to be going right, the worst possible scenarios appear to be playing themselves out, and it feels like you’re fighting all alone. The psalmist knew this feeling well. You can hear in the pangs of his writing that loneliness, persecution, and fear camped outside the door of his heart. But in the greatness of his trial, he knew that his God was greater. In the darkness, the Lord was a brighter light. In the attack, the Lord was a stronger shield. He knew that trouble, pain, and fear had no power in the presence of the Almighty.
“O Come What May” is a song that was written in celebration of this fact – because Christ is immovable, we are immovable. Whatever may come, Jesus Christ will never change. And because of the consistency of His character, and His commitment to His children, fear has no place to stand. It should not be our circumstance that defines the way we see God, but the character of God that defines the way we see our circumstance.
Any structure is only as strong as its foundation. The home I live in, the place I work in, and the stores I shop in are only standing because of the strength of their base. The greatest monuments and buildings in the world would come crashing down if their foundation was found to be unreliable. But Christ is our firm foundation! He is the Rock of our salvation! We are built on His support and it’s immovable and unshaken. And we believe that whatever may come today, His faithfulness to us will carry us through to tomorrow. In this, you must choose to be confident. "I will not fear, for You are here. Oh come what may, Jesus You stay the same."
Bobby Bemis is the worship leader at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale and teacher at Oceans Edge School of Worship. He is an incredible leader, discipler, musician, and songwriter. He graduated from Trinity International University and loves ice cream!