1/11/10

The Lord Our Shield

A shield is something that covers you. It is hard and strong. Yet, it moves with you and never leaves. That is the Lord! Who could harm us?! No one! No one can physically harm us, emotionally, or spiritually without His consent. And if He does give His consent, there is a greater reason. We may not see it right away, why we had to suffer, but He does. We can trust that He will never let us suffer more than we can bear. Our only hope of surviving this world is to cling to our Shield. Trust Him. Hope in Him. He will protect us.

Though a mighty army surrounds me,
my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
I will remain confident.
The one thing I ask of the Lord - the thing I seek most -
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord's perfections
and meditating in His temple.
Psalm 27:3-4

No king is saved by his great army.
No warrior escapes by his great strength....
But the Lord looks after those who fear Him,
those who put their hope in His love....
So our hope is in the Lord.
He is our help, our shield to protect us.
We rejoice in Him,
because we trust His holy name.
Lord, show Your love to us
as we put our hope in You.
Psalm 33:16, 18, 20-22