The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7
Challenges come up before people all the time. Many of those challenges require that the person be strong to get through it. The level and type of strength needed is often different for each challenge. Some require physical strength, while others may be moral, or emotional strength, or some other type of strength in their life.
As that challenge arises, often doubts creep in that question whether a person has the needed strength or not. Fear rises. Some run from the difficulty, while others go forward.
Then comes the need for a shield. People want to be shielded from extreme difficulty or bad events. Looking to self or the world, it is difficult to find a shield that a person can trust in.
When a person knows that he has the strength to do something, it brings about some excitement. That person is ready to face the world, or whatever the challenge is that is set before him. The knowledge of that strength becomes like a shield for the person to be able to keep moving forward.
As a believer, you know that you have all the strength that is needed with God on your side. He is the One who will shield you from any thing that will be bad for you. He only allows what is best for you to occur.
As you keep that in mind, your heart should be leaping for joy with a song of praise on your lips. Think of it as everything is taken care of already, and you have no worries. As in the song “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King, you have no worries. You can jump and sing for joy, because God is on your side and will strengthen you.
Put all of your trust in God’s strength, not your strength nor the world’s. It will bring a peace and joy that the world cannot understand. Even though there will be difficulties and trials, you know that you will win in the end with God. Trust Him and sing Him a song of praise today.
I pray today that you will know that God is on your side; that you will allow God to be your strength; that you will allow God to be your shield; and that your heart will be filled with joy as you trust God and sing praise to Him.