“His faithfulness is a shield” (Psalm 91:4).
These words from the Psalmist continued to stir in my mind.
“His faithfulness is a shield.”
For years, part of my spiritual armor has been to take up “the shield of faith” to extinguish the enemy’s missiles of doubt and deceit. But all too often, this shield constructed by my own wavering faith seems permeable and flimsy. Surely satan’s arrows will sail straight through my porous confidence.
How powerful it is to realize that the shield is not my faith — I am not covered by my own conviction or hope. No, the protection that I lift up in times of warfare is His faithfulness, not my own. Yes, I act in faith to do the lifting, but the protection isn’t dependent on the size of my faith.
I lift up His faithfulness…His fidelity…His dependability. He is always the same — yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). In faith, I lift up His faithfulness as my shield – knowing that He is indeed impenetrable!
Herein is a protection I can get behind for shelter. His faithfulness always extinguishes the darts of doubt. His faithfulness always conquers the arrows of anxiety. His faithfulness is dependable and strong enough for any and all assalts against me.
As we go into the holiday season with it’s busyness and anxiety, let’s lift up His faithfulness, not our own faith, to be our victorious shelter. His impenetrable shield will indeed extinguish all the enemy can throw our way. His trustworthiness leads us victoriously into a stance that is not “afraid of the terror by night or of the arrow that flies by day” (Psalm 91:5).
Hallelujah! He is faithful, even when I am not (2 Timothy 2:13).
“Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies” (Psalm 36:5).
Surely that’s a shield large enough to shelter all of us.
Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for that Your reliability stretches into the very heavens. I come underneath Your protection today. I believe You are big enough and strong enough to destroy all of the enemy’s strategies against me and mine. You have done it before. I have confidence that You will do it again. Thank You for always linking Your faithfulness with Love. Hallelujah! Jesus is mine!”