Lord, how they have increased who trouble me!
Many are they who rise up against me.
Many are they who say of me,
“There is no help for him in God.” Selah
But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
I cried to the Lord with my voice,
And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah
I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me all around.
Arise, O Lord;
Save me, O my God!
For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone;
You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah Psalm 3
As I scrolled through my social media page, this Psalm came to my mind. All of the naysayers, those who can’t see past the ends of their noses need to be reminded of this today. The Lord will be a shield to those who cry out to Him, who look to Him and remember who He is.
Whenever there is a crisis, I look back to what God has done for me in the past and I know He is the God of my future. His plans for me are to give me a future, a hope, to always prosper me and give me good success. His salvation would not be as noticed as much if it were in good times. No, the darker the night, the more appreciated is the light.
I’m sure you’ve experienced extremely dark times. Just looking at the gas prices can cause you to panic. But the God we serve is bigger than all of that. It’s not even a blip on His radar. He’s not disturbed by what’s going on in our economy because He’s never changed His mind about you. You are His and He will always provide for you. And He cares about the small things too.
Just the other day I was concerned that I wouldn’t have had enough to finish a project I had started. I had counted the cost and had plenty to get it done, but the prices shot up and I began to 2nd guess myself. Not only that, but a plumbing issue came up and I began to feel overwhelmed. Just like that I heard the Holy Spirit whisper, “You are mine and I take care of my own.”
My response was immediate, “Yes, why yes You do! You have never failed me yet. I was prompted by You to do this in the first place and You always finish what You start. You’re not affected by this worlds economy. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven!”
Suddenly it happened. First a trickle, then a flood, but the job is nearly finished and with enough to finish the 2nd part of the project as well. God is forever a faithful and loving Father.
Don’t Forget Today,