God is Our Safety

by Helen Grace Lescheid

Barn and pastureYou are a shield around me, O LORD, my Glorious One, who lifts up my head.” Psalm 3:4

We live in a world of great unrest: riots and terrorist attacks in many places, train bombings and shootings in broad daylight…How can we feel safe?

Late in his reign King David, was forced to flee for his life from Jerusalem because of a revolt led by his rebellious and arrogant son Absalom and a host of traitors. He could have trusted his army to protect him and defeat Absalom but instead He trusted God.  “You are a shield around me, O LORD, my Glorious One, who lifts up my head,” he wrote.

Even at night, in the wide open desert without concrete walls around him and a comfortable bed, David was able to sleep.  In the morning, he may have shaken his head in surprise as he said, “even here I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.”

The fact that God was His protection was very real to King David for he often wrote about it in the Psalms. “My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent men you save me. You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great.” (2 Samuel 22: 3, 36).

Those comforting words are also for us.  During times when we feel vulnerable we can say with David, “My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart” (Psalm 7:10). “He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge” (Psalm 144:2).

For a shield to do any good we must use it.  We must dwell in the fortress (God) and take up His shield. “Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one,” Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:16.

Dear Father, we thank you that you are greater than anything that could harm us. We trust in your protection and deliverance.

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4 Responses to God is Our Safety

  1. Stephen Bernard says:

    When you taste Him, you will see that the God is good!!! I have known God for a long years of time and found that He is the ever loving God, who would never fail His Children. You can trust Him with your life. I testify this truth, I have experienced all my life-even before I returned to Him, He was with me and after that too He is the loving and faithful God. The whole world save a minority, goes without knowing or accepting this God of the Universe, yet enjoying the gifts of His creation and goodwill of Him, without being grateful to Him. Praise the Lord.

    Thank you. God bless you and keep you.

  2. LETICIAgod says:

    My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent men you save me. You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great.” (2 Samuel 22: 3, 36). This is my life. When my relatives whom i help, forgets my family, persecuted us during our trials years, njo friends, no money, I trust the Lord, keep on praying ,@never quit. PRAISE THE LORD.

  3. Jo Melis says:

    Yes YOU are greater than anything that can harm us……Let us not be afraid YOU are there. We thank you Dear Lord – help us to trust YOU more and always. Amen

  4. sobhi malas says:

    For a shield to do any good we must use it. We must dwell in the fortress (God) and take up His shield. “Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one,” Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:16.

    Dear Father, we thank you that you are greater than anything that could harm us. We trust in your protection and deliverance.

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