You, O Lord, are30th August 2017
“But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the lifter of my head.” (Psalm 3:3)
King David declared during his cry out to God to save him from the assassin of his own son, Absalom. In his worst estate, David fixated himself on God and His character, and declared truth over his life.
You are a shield for me – God’s protection surrounds him completely.
You are my glory - By faith, David is confident that he will find his future glory in God regardless of his current circumstances.
You are the lifter of my head – In God there is fullness of joy.
What a divine trio of mercies and blessings which God lavishes onto his suffering ones. Defense for the vulnerable, glory to the despised and joy for the comfortless. God is immeasurably more than we could ever imagine. The more intimately we draw close to Him, the more we come to know about our infinite God, the more we can confidently trust in His Name (His goodness, faithfulness, justice, righteousness, holiness, sovereignty and all His qualities) and His promises for us.
As the desire of the reader grows, every page of the Bible reveals more about its Divine Author. May we keep stirring up the desire in us to know more of our God, so that regardless of the circumstances surrounding our path, we may be like David and confidently trust that He alone makes us dwell in safety (Psalm 4:8), He hears our voice and we can wait expectantly when we cry out to Him (Psalm 5:3).
…17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might… (Ephesians 1:17-19)