BETTER YET, WHO’S GOT YOUR HEAD?
Are you tired? I am! Are you weary? I am! Are you frustrated, discouraged, lonely, angry, or hopeless? I am! I am also not ashamed to share with you that I am all these things and more. Why would I hide them from you, when my God already knows them?
We all go through periods of time, even seasons of time, hopefully more often, moments of time, that are disillusioning to our FAITH. They rock us to our core and leave us shaking in disbelief. Disbelief that we are still in this, going through this, or facing this ONE MORE TIME!
Haven’t we been here before and dealt with this already? Haven’t we found ourselves fighting this same fight, bloody knuckled and dripping with sweat, while left in a heap of exhaustion and defeat?
I know I have! Yet, here I am again. So do I quit, throw in the towel, tap out, or ring the bell to end this round? Because, afterall, I cannot even lift my head off of the ground.
No, I turn my eyes toward heaven, I whisper a prayer for help and relief and follow in the footsteps of God’s Faithful servants who never gave up!
“But You, O Lord, are a shield around me; You are my glory, THE ONE WHO HOLDS MY HEAD HIGH.” Psalm 3:3
David wrote the majority of the Psalms. Psalms is the book we typically as believers, quote the most, send people to for comfort the most and run to the most when we are in need of God’s support, comfort and protection. We assume that David had it all together, that David wrote the Psalms from a place of strength and power. Afterall, He was a king and God Himself called him, “A man after God’s own heart.”
However, quite the opposite is true! David wrote the majority of his psalms from a place of discouragement, fear, desperation and discouragement. A few, like the one I am quoting today, were even written through deep heartache, betrayal and depression.
When David wrote Psalm three, he was running for his life from his very own son! Now I have found myself in some pretty dark places, but I have always known that my son and my daughter have my back! They cannot prevent others from hurting me, but they can and do support, encourage, love and believe in me! They have my back!
But as hard as they may try and desire to, they can not lift my head back up off the ground when my heart has been so hurt, devastated and crushed, only God can do that! And because He did it for David in the hardest of situations, I know He will do it for me!
“O, LORD I have so many enemies; so many are against me.
So many are saying, God will never rescue him!
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.
I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for The Lord was watching over me.
I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.
Arise, O LORD!
Rescue me, My God! Slap all my enemies in the face!
Shatter the teeth of the wicked!
Victory comes from you, O Lord!
May You bless Your people!”
No matter what you are going through, no matter what you encounter and no matter what the world and the enemy throw at you, DO NOT THROW IN THE TOWEL! DO NOT GIVE UP THE FIGHT, BECAUSE IT IS WON!
DO NOT GIVE UP, LOOK UP! THE LORD GOD IS THE LIFTER OF YOUR HEAD AND HE WILL HOLD IT HIGH!
He did it for David as he ran for his life from his very own son. HE WILL DO IT FOR YOU!
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