Psalm 3

This Psalm talks about protection from our enemies. Who/what are my enemies? From what do I need protection? David was threatened by those who would want him dead. Even in this time when fear would overtake, David remained peaceful and calm enough to sleep – why? Why and how was he able to rest without fear?

Many things in my life can cause fear. Now that I’m single, I think about things like my health, my job, my home. What if statements can (and often do) conjure up feelings of fear. I don’t have enemies chasing me and trying to kill me – and yet I struggle at times to fully rely on God. The scripture promises that the Lord will watch over us. David understood his strength was from God.

vs. 3-4 says, 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.’

The Lord answered by providing protection for David. The Lord will provide protection for you. Rest in the knowledge that the Lord of the universe is in control and like David we can say – ‘I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. I am not afraid of 10,000 enemies who surround me on every side…victory comes from you. O Lord, may you bless your people.’ Psalm 3:5,6,8 NLT