Weekly Verse - September 24th
For our last study of our series on God’s strength in us, I want us to look at Psalm 28:7. This verse is full of hope for believers.
“The LORD is my strength and my shield;”
The Christian life is often compared to a battle. The apostle Paul tells Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:3, “Thou therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” David, who penned this week’s verse, knew what it was like to be in battle, and he compared God to his shield. The shield was a soldier’s primary protection. When hardship came, God was David’s protection and strength. In your daily “battles”, look to God as yours.
“my heart trusted in him, and I am helped:”
We see here that David was trusting God to be his strength all along. If we want God to be our true strength, we must be actively putting our trust in Him. Proverbs 3:5 says “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” We are limited beings; our strength runs out, and our understanding is small. When we trust in Him, God’s unlimited strength becomes available to us.
“Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.”
When God came through for David, as He always does for His children, David responded in praise. We ought to do likewise. We see in this verse both inward and outward praise. David’s heart rejoiced, and he praised God out loud through song. We can and should do the same.
This week, place your trust in God, and He will strengthen, protect, and help you in the battle. Don’t forget to praise Him for all that He does for you. God is on your side.
Your sister in Christ,
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