God is Your Shield

God is Your Shield
by: Nicki Hausman, Transformed Women Leadership Team/Prayer Team

Shield is defined as : something or someone that protects or defends. It is a DEFENSE (Merriam-Webster.com)

Shields have been important since war began because they protect vital organs from harm and save lives. Shields have changed over time, but their function remains the same-defense.

When we believe in Jesus, the Lord becomes our shield. There are multiple scriptures that reference this concept. Psalm 18:2 (NIV) states, "The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 28:7 reads, "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me." Psalm 33:20 declares, "We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield."  God is definitely the One who defends and protects us!  

Do you having a situation going on that you need the Lord to be your shield? Do you feel like a shield of protection would save you from an attack of gossip, criticism, or fear?

King David felt that way may times; in Psalm 3 he was being expelled from his throne by his own son, Absalom. How terrified and grieved he must have been to be hunted down by his own beloved son.

David prays in Psalm 3:1-4
1 O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul,
    “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
    my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah.

The Lord knows your need, but He becomes involved when we ask Him into our dilemma. James says we have not because we ask not (James 4:2).

Today, ask Him to be your shield and defense. He will give you wisdom on how to navigate through the dilemma. He not only knows the answer but wants to shield you until its over.

Cry out to Him.

He is listening and waiting.

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