Save Me, O My God
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
3 O Lord, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul, “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
4 I cried aloud to the Lord, and He answered me from His holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept, I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O Lord! Save me, O my God! For You strike all my enemies on the cheek; You break the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord; Your blessing be on Your people! Selah Psalm 3
We have discussed it before, life sure enough comes with “stuff.” Living this side of glory includes some suffering. The enemy will rise up against us and the traitor, our flesh, will do all it can to push us into believing his report – that “there is no salvation for him in God (verse 2).”
For David, his foe was his own son. I can only imagine the pain and heartbreak of such high treason. Life has taught me that foes come in many shapes and sizes. Yes, sometimes people, sometimes even family, sometimes even our Christian brothers and sisters…but other times it’s sickness, finances, worry, fear, loneliness, deceit, brokenness, disappointment, lack, disease, addiction, rebellion, violence, our own lack of discipline, self…and on and on. No matter the who or what, the answer is always the same, “I cried aloud to the Lord, and He answered me from His holy hill. Selah” In my spirit, I hear a witness saying, “I know that’s right!”
Psalm 3 is one of my go to Scriptures for when the foes seem overwhelming and the battle is raging. Verse 3 is the one that brings strength and comfort for today, for no matter the foe “salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing be on Your people! Selah“
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
These verses are my meditation and strong offense against the enemy’s fiery darts as he wages war against my mind. The Word in my mouth and heart and a song unto the Lord is therapeutic.
I remember the first time I heard the song, I Almost Let Go, by Kurt Carr. It brought me right to my feet for I could so identify with life’s pressures and the keeping power of our God! In fact, I often find myself giving God praise for being the Keeper of my soul and Lifter of my head. How blessed I am to be His child for my salvation belongs to Him! There are times I felt like giving up and fear had me bound but God’s grace and mercy kept me so I wouldn’t let go!
Scripture: Bible Gateway