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Friday, September 6, 2019

My Shield


But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. I cried out to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy mountain. I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.                                                                                                                                                                       —Psalm 3:3-6 NLT                      

I cannot shield myself. I cannot save myself. I cannot fix anything. Jesus, you shield me! You protect me! I trust you. I believe you. I am yours. I have no need to struggle to feel accepted. You accepted me when you died for me. You made me new. I don’t have to work to win your love. I am loved.

I lay myself down before you, Lord. I surrender any thought that I must do something to win your love. I rest in your Grace. Your love which saved me also holds and guards me. You came into the world to save me—never to condemn me. You accomplished your work in me when I said yes to your Grace. I did nothing but only receive. What once separated me from your glory, has been ripped into shreds. The work of Calvary is finished. 

Your altar is open to me. You wait to not only shield me from any dead attempts to change my life, but for me to understand that you alone are my glory. You solely are the one who renews my mind. You are the one who lifts me from destruction—which holds my head high when life is hard. You are the one who strengthens and empowers me.

I lay down and wake up in peace. You guard my faith with your Grace. I am not afraid of anything that comes against me. I have surrendered to your peace and believe what you make real in my life. Though the enemy may attempt to steal what you have safely secured for me, he cannot. I trust you and believe. Ten thousand cannot defeat me. I stand in your power without fear. You are my shield. You are my glory.               

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