A Shield

Do you ever feel the need to protect yourself?  From someone or some situation that seems out of control?  Or maybe not protect yourself but just hide out until the problem passes?

I have those days.  When the very thought of moving forward through the day seems like way more effort than it should be.  You get up anyway, but there is not joy in your attitude; instead there’s a bit of resentment, a lack in bending your will to his.  There is a need to be protected from the world around us, the negativity, the sarcasm, the constant noise.  The world can be a very loud and demanding place, taking from us but not giving back.

Time and time again I realize that the no one person, can be all that I need.  Even ten people cannot be all that I need.  It’s not that I am particularly difficult (I hope) but who can give us what we need when sometimes we don’t know ourselves?

God.  God can.  So when we feel down and need some protection for ourselves remember this:

“But you LORD, are a shield around me; my glory, you keep my head high.”  Psalm 3:4

He is our glory.  He protects us.  He keeps our head high. 

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A Shield
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One thought on “A Shield

  • October 10, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Amen, sista. I’m having one of those days today. Thanks for the encouragement!


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