But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. Psalm 3:3
David was writing this at the time he was running away for his life from his son Absalom. Everywhere he looked someone was trying to kill him. Everyone seemed to be his enemy, even his family. In spite of this, David knew that God was his shield and would protect him. God would be the one who would lift him up.
As people go through life, there are times when it seems that everyone is against them. A person is cut down by those at work, then goes home and is hated by his own family. Trouble seems to be everywhere he looks.
Most people are not in a place where their physical life is constantly being threatened. However, many have their character threatened and challenged on a regular basis. People tell lies about someone, spread false rumors, ignore, overlook, refuse to listen to, and many other ways of harming another person. Along with all of this some are also under the threat of their physical life. And this is just in the world.
Now add in the believer. Not only is the world against the believer in Jesus, there are many in the church the go against him. Rumors run like crazy in a church, members undercut other people, refuse to allow one to help in ministry, force others into a ministry they do want, and the list goes on.
No matter who you are, there are times your life will be under attack. As with David, it may feel like the entire world is against you and out to destroy you in any way possible. The pressure on your life will be great.
The thing to keep at the front of your mind is that God is with you and will be your shield. There is nothing that anyone can do without God’s permission. Look at the life of Job and how he was attacked, but only under the permission of God.
God will shield your life from anything happening that is not directly in His will. He will lift you up. He will hold you up and sustain you through all the attacks of the enemy.
Trust God today for protection. Give Him praise today for protecting you.
I pray today that you will feel God’s shield around you; that you will trust God’s protection; that you will trust God’s plan for your life; and that you will fear no enemies at all.