Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our Protector and Defender

"But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, 
My glory, and the One who lifts my head." 
Psalm 3:3

David had great confidence in the Lord. He knew Him as his protector and defender. The One who would save David from his enemies. The God who would lift his head when he was in despair. David's glory was God Himself. Our own enemies may appear as worry or fear when we face life's trials. But when we call on God, He surrounds us as a shield and fends off those anxious thoughts. He gives us peace, and exchanges our sorrow for the joy we have in knowing and trusting Him. We can say, as David did, "God is my glory."

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