Psalm 3

O Lord, I have so many enemies;
    so many are against me.
So many are saying,
    “God will never rescue him!” 

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.

Arise, O Lord!
    Rescue me, my God!
Slap all my enemies in the face!
    Shatter the teeth of the wicked!
Victory comes from you, O Lord.
    May you bless your people. 



My enemy is my debt, so I read this Psalm in reference to my enemy.  I say to myself at times, that God will never rescue me from that enemy.  I say that out of my frustration.  But I stand corrected.  The truth is in verses 3 and 4:  “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.”

If I stay focused on God, and I cry out to him, he will answer me.  And if I really believe that I can sleep for there are no more worries!

This entry was posted in Meditation Blog, Psalms and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>