The Bible is an amazing book, and it has the power to bring life to textst that you have read several times before. That is why we need to constantly eat Gods Word, because it has a constant power to encourage, inspire, rebuke, give direction and be a guidebook for our lives. Yesterday as I read in the Psalms I stumbled upon the following amazing verse.
Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:12)
Just read it, digest it and then meditate some more upon this verse. The first part; God blesses the righteous! That alone is a fact that should cheer anyone up. And then the verse tells us that God surround the righteous with favor as a shield.
We often think of a shield as something used to protect us, and yes, it is true. When trouble comes against us, the grace of God, the favor of God, is there to protect us and lift us up again. No matter what you are up against, know that the favor of God is your shield, and he has placed his blessing upon you!
Imagine a soldier marching forth in the battle. Arrows come, enemies throw spears and it seems like he might not make it through. Then suddenly the soldier understands that no matter how tough the circumstances might seem, there is hope, because he has a shield giving him super-strength. However, the shield is not just protecting parts of him. This is a special shield which surrounds him! It is covering his every inch. He simply needs to understand it, trust it and walk in faith.
That is the shield of God’s favor surrounding us! He covers you on all sides, and he blesses you with his favor!