Psalm 3 – You Have a Shield
You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head. (Psalms 3:3)
These days it seems like bad news comes from all angles. Every hour brings another assault on life as we know it. That’s why we need God to be a shield around us. Most shields only protect on one side. God protects us from attacks on every side. He does that by helping us see his glory — the overwhelming beauty of his power, goodness, and grace. Our loving, sovereign Father won’t let anything happen to us that he doesn’t want. When we remember that, our heads will be lifted up toward the horizon (the hope of God’s future blessing), instead of the ground beneath us (whatever situation we’re in right now).