We read in the Bible about David who experienced God as his shield in all his trials and troubles. He praised the Lord saying, “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him” (Psalm 28:7).
In this world, when the soldiers go for the battle, they wear a shield made of bronze, over their chest, for their protection. Similarly, God is like a shield to those who trust in Him. He tells us, “Daughter, I am a shield for you to bear your burdens and to protect you from harm.”
“But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head” (Psalm 3:3).
Yes, the above verse clearly says that the Lord will be our shield and He will lift us up during our trials and problems. So, when we hold on to Him firmly saying “the Lord is my shield; my strength” and when we pray, nothing shall harm us (Luke 10:19), divine strength will fill us in our weakness.
The Psalmist joyously describes that the Lord is his strength, rock, fortress, salvation, shield, horn of his salvation and his strong hold (Psalm 18:1,2). Yes my beloved, the Lord truly is our Shield. He shelters and protects us in the dangers of this life. He protects us from the enemy's snare in the midst of the battles of our life. Just hold onto Him and never let Him go for He is a Shield unto those who put their trust in Him!
Dear Lord Jesus,
On this blessed day, I commit myself completely into Your loving hands. Help me to live a life pleasing to You. Lord, I need You. I lay down all my problems and sorrow at your feet. I ask You to give me justice and change every evil that is being done against me to turn for my good. Truly You are my Shield, my glory and the One who lifts up my head. I trust only in You my Lord and take refuge in You.
In Your most powerful Name I pray,