“But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill.”Psalm 3:3-4
There may be periods in our lives when we fit so comfortably with a group of believers that their joy becomes our joy, their milestones become our milestones. And when disaster strikes, their suffering becomes our suffering. But in the heart of the storm, we find that “group faith” alone no longer holds up. As an individual, you desperately need a personal, intimate faith relationship with the Lord. You need a shield to protect you from pain and humiliation, a shield tailor-made for the particular battle you alone face.
Who can make a customized shield in our time of emergency? God can! He comes as your Rescuer in precisely the way that is best for your personality and situation. He personally becomes your shield; you have Him all to yourself. Try to grasp that your Savior is available to you as if you alone were the object of His love and care. And, indeed, you are!
He extends His promises to you today, promises that are for your good. Help will come, and as it does in His perfect timing, all the glory goes to Him.
Your Shield and Protector may not take you out of the battle you face, but He most assuredly will help you through it.