My Shield

Psalm 28:7 – The Lord is my strength and my shield, in whom my heart trusts.

As I reflect on Psalm 28:7, I think of all the things God has shielded me from. He has protected me from so many things that I am aware of and that I am unaware of. The word of God speaks about God being our strength and shield.

The Oxford Dictionary describes shield as “a broad piece of metal or another suitable material, held by straps or a handle attached on one side, used as a protection against blows or missiles.” More information about shields can be found here. Shiel refers to “protection of God

For a second, imagine walking with a shield. First, we must understand that a shield is an armour made for battle. The shield is designed to protect in attacks from projectiles (e.g., arrows spears, crossbows). The characteristics of a shield differ in shape, size and thickness, etc. Some shields cover the entire body, and others only cover a portion of the body. The purpose of a shield is to protect and cover as we go into battle.

When we step out of our house, or wherever we go, and when we are experiencing battles, the word of God reminds us that we are shielded. The word says, God is our “strength and our shield.” As I think about the word, a few images come to mind, and I think about all the things God has shielded me from. Things I sometimes can not see and things that I am unaware of and that I am aware of. Sometimes, it may seem like things may not be going according to my plan, and things may not be happening in my timing, but what if God is shielding me from some things. I believe that he has shielded me from places I should not have been in, environments and he has also shielded me from people who had ill intentions. He has shielded me from some relationships by removing me from those relationships. He has shielded me from some heavy blows. His shield is before me and blocks things I don’t even see. I am reminded that a shield is “protection of God.”

For a second, just visualize being on a battlefield, warriors have shields. Shields block arrows 🏹. Sometimes, we are on that battlefield, but not only is the Lord our strength, he is our shield. He is our shield that blocks the arrows that were meant to harm, distract, and hurt us. The battle is his and not our own. Even though we are on the battlefield, we need to remember that God is our shield. He is shielding us on our battlefields.

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