But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill. Psalm 3:3-4 (NKJV) King David wrote this Psalm when he was running for his life from his son, Absalom. David had to flee the city because Absalom was trying to seize the throne from his father. The Hebrew/Greek Key Study Bible says, “to exalt, lift up, it can signify the victory and power of an enthroned king.” Powerful words for David to pray! The Lord was a shield to David – his protector and his defender – not only for his physical well-being; but also, for his emotional well-being. This was his son trying to take the throne and his life. Imagine the heartbreak! The Message Bible says, “you, God, shield me on all sides.”

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