But in the depths of my heart I truly know that you, Yahweh, have become my Shield; You take me and surround me with yourself. Your glory covers me continually. You lift high my head. Psalm 3:3 TPT
It’s that place deep down inside of me that just knows. It’s the confidence in my Father that regardless of the part of the journey I’m in, He has become my impenetrable covering. Regardless of what tries to destroy me, take me out of the race or tries to trip me up on my way, my God wraps me in Himself.
Most shields I’ve seen simply are held up to protect the vital organs, but God literally wraps Himself around me and shields every part of me. It’s the way I would protect those I love. I would do everything in my power to keep them from being harmed. I’d place myself as a shield between them and a bullet, an attacker, I’d risk my life for them.
How much more would God shield me from danger and harm? He’s waiting for me to cry out to Him, “Daddy! Do you see me down here? I’m sitting here with a pile of used tissue in front of me. I’ve been crying all night, wondering if you truly see me or if I’ve made an error in judgement to trust you. But deep down in my heart, in the depths of my spirit, I know that you have become my Shield, my Strong Tower, my Fortress, my Father and my trust is in you.”
In moments like these, I lift up my hands in total surrender and I say, “Nevertheless, not my will but Yours be done. My heart and soul belongs to no man, it belongs to You. I am and will always be Yours. I will never stop being Your daughter. My situation and circumstances may change, but You are unchangeable. When things look dark, You alone are my Light and my Salvation.”
I lift up my head, Lord. You are my glory.