The Lord My Shield

O Lord, I have so many enemies; so many are against me. So many are saying, “God will never rescue him!” But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. Psalms 3:1-3 NLT

This was a really sad time in David’s life. He faced lots of enemies but this time his enemy was his own son, his flesh and blood. When you are in a battle with an enemy you are trained to fight till there is no longer a threat to your safety. In other works, you fight to the kill. How do you fight to the kill when the enemy is your own son? David had supporters who left his side and pledged their allegiance to his son. The public supported his son and David seemed all alone. But in his time of trouble he looked to God. His hope was in God. 

David had many experiences where he had to depend on God for rescue. So he was leaning on those experiences. There are times in your life when the people you thought you could depend on, desert you and it would appear you are all alone. Here, even those close to him left his side. But David knew that he can count on God. That is why David said that God is his shield. A shield is a defensive weapon you use for protection.

As David drew from his experiences with God, he remembered that God answers prayer. So David prayed to God and God did not disappoint him. In like manner, you too can go to God in your distress. He answered David’s prayer and He will answer you.

Thought for Today: You are never alone when God is with you.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory. 

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