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Psalm 28:8-9: The Lord is My Shield

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Psalm 28:8-9The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I have been helped; therefore my heart dances for joy; and in my song will I praise him.

When we are in the midst of harrowing circumstances and our thoughts fly about so quickly they barely register, we must step behind the only shield that both protects and nourishes.  As St. Paul tells us in Ephesians 6, we always have the opportunity to put on Christ.  He is the only armor we need.

God says:  When you feel that you must go into battle, let me be your armor.  There is really no combat for you to plan.  You do not need to plot or scheme.  I have already rescued you.  You are already ransomed from the mob and even protected.  I will not let you cease to exist.  Be glad in this, and even though you may not yet feel like dancing, begin to form a song in your heart that will later rise to your lips.  I love you, and I will not let you down.  You are, in fact, already saved.

For more on how to wear the armor of Christ see the Ephesians – Christ page on this blog at: https://thenoontimes.com/the-book-of-our-life/ephesians-christ/

A re-post from June 19, 2012.

Image from: http://sharon-justsaying.blogspot.com/2010/08/hope-help-shield.html

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