My Shield, My Glory and the Lifter Up of My Head {Thankful Thursdays}

Last week, my husband and I were watching an episode of Forged in Fire. The bladesmiths were challenged to create a spiked shield that would withstand the different tests. They were tested for strength – reflecting of arrows shot from a crossbow, on killing – the cutting edge of the shield and the spike were to strike and penetrate the ballistics dummy, and sharpness – the spike had to withstand penetrating a metal drum without losing its sharpness or being damaged. In the end, only one shield passed all the tests.

We can rejoice in knowing the same Shield who protected David is the same Shield who protects us. He is my Shield.Thankful Thursdays. frogslilypad.net


My Shield - our Shield can withstand any and all tests like no other shield.

My Shield, My Glory, and the Lifter Up of My Head


David had his share of battles and I’m sure he appreciated the value of his shield against the enemy. In Psalm 3:3, David calls the Lord, my Shield. He had confidence in the Lord to protect him from anything that was thrown his way. We can rejoice in knowing the same Shield who protected David is the same Shield who protects us.

We can have confidence in the Shield.


As we read through the book of Psalms it is obvious that David put his trust in the Lord. He knew he could pray with all his heart and that God would listen. David rejoiced in the assurance of God’s shielding power and he even called Him, my Glory. When we find refuge under the wings of our Saviour, we can also call Him, my Glory.

Thou art my Glory forever.


When we look at David’s life, we see a man who God chose. David was sure of God’s power and of God’s purpose for his life. David gave God the rightful place as his Glory and he was lifted up above other kings of his day. When we give God the rightful place in our lives, He will lift us up for His service.

Know God, allow Him to work and He will lift you up.


Dear Heavenly Father, We are trusting You for our protection today; shield us for your sake. We are thankful for being able to call you our Glory. Lead us to lay all of our burdens at Your feet and leave them there, trusting You to lift us up to the place where You will have us. In Jesus' precious name, Amen.

18 comments

  1. What a blessing to have this confidence -- not in myself but in my Protector!

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  2. Thanks, Lori, for featuring my post! I'm honored.

    So grateful that the Lord is our shield. Even though I do still fear at times, I should not---with God for us, who can be against us? Thanks for sharing this scripture and this truth with us.

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  3. Lori, I love that verse and how you described it makes it even better. Thanks so much. Jesus Himself is my shield!

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  4. What a wonderful article!! God is definitely my Refuge and my Strength!

    Psalm 46King James Version (KJV)

    46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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  5. My 10 yr old son loves Forged in Fire. He has been making swords of his own since he was about 11 and has a full blown forge out back of our house. Now he's actually going to a college in the fall that teaches 'Old World' crafts with "New World' application. Very cool place. But I love your application though.. .our shield is already been tested but remains strong and untainted! thanks for making this parallel!

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  6. I really needed to read this today, thanks for sharing

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  7. I love that verse, Marie. Thank you for sharing it.

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  8. Me too, Lisa. I still fear, but can you imagine what our fear would be like if we didn't have the Lord?

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  9. Yes, Michele. I'm so thankful I don't have to depend on myself to keep me protected.

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  10. Hi Lori,
    I'm so thankful for the assurance of His armor! It's an intentional act, isn't it, of laying down our fear and trading it for trust!
    Hugs,
    Lori

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  11. So thankful He is always there to protect me!

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  12. Intentional - yes it is! It's hard sometimes to trust, but it is so worth it when we do.

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  13. Lori, I loved the description of the shield that you opened with! What a great illustration! We have just gone through a situation where God was our shield. He did so much more than we could have anticipated. Thanks for giving me a great way to think about God being our shield. Thanks, too, for hosting.

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  14. There's nothing like finding a trash can full of comments because of the Wordpress update! I'm glad you found this helpful, Pat. I'm sorry about not seeing your post sooner. I have about 30 comments that were tagged as spam for some reason. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  15. There's nothing like finding a trash can full of comments because of a Wordpress update! Debbie, thank you for leaving a comment. I'm sorry for not seeing it sooner.

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  16. There’s nothing like finding a trash can full of comments because of a WordPress update! Karen, that sounds so cool! What college is that? Thanks for leaving a comment, and I'm sorry for not finding it sooner.

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  17. Hi Donna! I'm sorry I didn't see this comment sooner. Technology and Wordpress updates drive me crazy at times! I found over 30 comments that were tagged as spam and put in the trashcan. I'm glad I took a peek at what was there before cleaning it out. I'm glad to hear the Lord was your shield in this situation. I hope you have a good day.

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