Psalm 3: 3-4
“But You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the one who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and He answers me from His holy mountain.”
Who does David say the Lord is? ‘He is a shield, his glory and the One who lifts his head high”. David was talking about who the Lord was when his circumstances gave many reasons to be fearful. He had many people against him, fled from his own son Absalom and was being told ‘God will not deliver you’ (vs. 2). When his world was crumbling down, he responded with how the Lord takes care of him.
When my circumstances are hard and painful, do I go to the Lord to be my shield and allow Him to lift my head high with His gentle loving hands or do I go only to others for comfort or my own power or retreat into myself or pretend that everything is good in my life?
David knew God’s character and that He was the only one who could ‘ lift his head high’ and the same is true for us. The Lord doesn’t just lift his head; He lifts it high. I have the image of God’s loving hand under my chin gently lifting my head to meet His eyes filled with empathy then He wraps His arms around me with understanding and comfort.
Who do you go to when your circumstances are hard, painful, defeating, debilitating, hurtful, lonely, scary or out of your control (fill in your own circumstances)? I encourage you to spend time with the only One who understands your circumstances, holds, protects, and restores you.