Today's reading: Psalm 3:1-8
In Psalm 3, David is literally on the run fleeing from his son Absalom who has seized David's position as king and is now seeking to kill him. But instead of panicking and giving in to fear, David calls out to God, claiming God to be his shield and the lifter of his head. David has no doubt that God is in control, and as a result, he is able to push aside fear, even to the point of sleeping peacefully in the midst of a horrific and dangerous life storm.
"I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves up against me all around" (vs. 5-6).
How and when has God been a "shield" around you and a "lifter" of your head? What's your experience with God giving you peace in difficult times? Is there an area of your life or a specific situation you need to turn over to God today? Tami
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