“As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. “ (2 Samuel 22:31)
Dear friends, I greet you in the name of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today’s promise is that the Lord will be a shield to all those who trust in Him (2 Samuel 22:31). Is that true in your life? Are you trusting in the Lord for everything? The psalmist says, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1). Do you have such a hope? Is the Lord your shield who protects you from all danger? David had that experience and he says in Psalm 18:2, “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” He had hope in the Lord.
Abraham also had the same hope in the Lord. We read in Genesis 15:1, “After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”” God calls him by his name and says Abraham, “I will be your shield. I will be with you all the time and I will protect you.” What a great blessing it is to have a God watching at us all the time. He says that He is our shield and so we don’t have to be afraid. You might have so many fears, so many problems and you might be crying all alone not knowing what to do but the Lord says that you have to do just one thing which is in Ephesians 6:16, “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one.”
Whatever problem it is face it with faith. Just like Abraham and David you can say that the Lord is your shield. You must put your trust on Him and fight against your fears and problems boldly. Believe that God will protect you all the time. So you need not be afraid of the problems of the world. Put your hope on the Lord and cling on to Him tightly each moment of everyday. You will be a blessing to everyone and you will experience blessings in your own life. As you take up the shield of faith God will shield you with His presence and no harm will be able to touch you. Everything that troubles you will become miracles where God’s power is manifested. So make the Lord your shield and He will shield you from every danger.
I commit myself into Your hands. Remove all my trials and tribulations. Be my shield. Cover me all the time by Your presence. Let not the evil one touch me. Shield me just like Abraham and David and protect me on all sides. Give me peace and joy.
In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.