LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.
Do you ever deal with fear?
Do you ever feel like everyone is against you?
Sometimes in life we can let fear control us. Fear of failure, fear of choices, fear of what might happen, fear that you’re not good enough, fear of what others might say or whatever fear you have in your life, it can control you.
I love how David writes in this Psalm; he uses the word “shield” when referring to God, but not just a shield in front, but a shield “all around” us. That is such a cool illustration of God. He is our shield protecting us from evil.
What fears do you have in our life?
Does fear control you?
If so, pray to God and ask Him to be your shield and protect you from whatever the evil one has. Ask God to bring you peace instead of fear and these things that bother you begin to just give them to God and let Him deal with it.