But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah   (Psalm 3:3-4)

These 2 verses have encouraged my heart so often the past few weeks.  There’s something about knowing that you can cry out to God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who hears from his holy hill and answers.  What are you going through that you’ve been trying to control, or you’ve been worn-out, or you’ve been discouraged? Have you felt tired, hopeless, or sad?  King David wrote this particular psalm when he was running from his own son who was after him with the worst of intentions.  

David reminded himself and us today that the LORD, Yehovah, is a shield about us.  He is our glory.  He is the one who lifts up our head.  What an encouragement.  Whatever you’re going through, it seems like these 2 verses may speak to it quite well.  Praying that the truth of God’s Word speaks to your heart today, just as it has mine, through these simple verses from Psalm 3.  The Hebrew word that ends verse 4 is Selah, which means to pause…and calmly think about what you just read.