but you, O LORD, are a shield about me

Psalms 3:3 (ESV)

3 But you, O LORD, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.

King David, the author of this psalm, is fleeing from his son Absalom (2 Samuel 15:13).

Naturally, he cries out to his LORD to save him. To shield him from his enemies.

It doesn’t surprise me that we too, like David, often turn to God when we are most vulnerable. When we are at our weakest. Seeking comfort and solace and protection.

And this is a good thing. There’s nothing wrong with relying upon Him who is our creator and our sustainer (1 Corinthians 1:8).

Yet we should also seek Him when times are good. Thankful for our many blessings. Grateful for the gift of faith in Christ Jesus.

For it’s our “faith” that ultimately shields us from “the evil one” (Ephesians 6:16).


prayer : LORD, Father, please “deliver me from evil” (Matthew 6:13)

action : trust God to “strengthen” my faith and shield me in times of trouble (Romans 16:25)

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