O Lord, I have so many enemies; so many are against me. So many are saying, "God will never rescue him!" But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory and the one who lifts my head high. Psalm 3: 1-3 NLT
Think for a moment. Who are you enemies?
Perhaps your boss or immediate supervisor is your enemy. Even if they have not declared war, you feel as if they are your enemy.
Maybe your own children seem like your enemy. When you are unable to someday care for yourself, do you assume they will shut you up in a nursing home and never visit?
Many people will probably picture an ex boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse. While you were with them, you felt like you had no worth and no one to rescue you. Those feelings never went away when they did.
There is a possibility that you are your own worst enemy. You are the one who claims that God will never save you.
Or maybe you say: "All of the above! I do have so many enemies!" Your list may include other enemies like time, creditors and your health.
But even when our lists of enemies is exhaustive, we do have a rescuer. In fact, God protects us even in the worst battles with God's shield. God gives us glory and God is the one to lift up our head.
As you go about your day, think about God being with you, offering his shield, placing his hand gently on your chin and making you raise your head ever so much higher.
God, thank you for giving us the glory and being our shield and defender. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims