May 4, 2024

I Am Your Shield

Written by Tripp Prince

The Lord shields you where you are most vulnerable and exposed.”

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 4, 2024

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” Genesis 15:1, RSV

The world can be a cold and cruel place. It is filled with countless injustices and threats of violence and exploitation. As a child, I had a vague sense of the reality of these threats, but they were muted and of no substantial concern to me as I came of age, for one simple reason: I lived under the overwhelming protection of faithful and God-fearing parents. 

There is an incredible feeling of safety and security that a child experiences when blessed with parents who shield them from the evils of life and provide shelter from the storm. I am overwhelmed with gratitude as I recall this sense of protection, and equally filled with sorrow as I think upon the grave evil that it is when children are left without shelter, or even worse, raised under the hand of parents who harm those they are meant to protect. 

Our Lord places us in families so that by design we have a taste of the perfect protection that he offers each of his children. The Lord never tells us to pretend evil isn’t real, or that threats do not abound. This would be a denial of the reality of our world! Evil is a real and present threat, yet it is a vanquished foe that must submit to the powerful hand of God. It is for this reason that God can with confidence say to Abram, “Fear not, I am your shield.” He says the same to you and to me this very moment. 

The Lord shields you where you are most vulnerable and exposed. At times, we are aware of these vulnerabilities and are able to actively move them behind the shelter of his shield. Yet our protection is not dependent upon our abilities but is rooted in the unshakable power and strength of our God. When you are weak and wounded, the Lord comes to you and encircles you with the shield of his love. It is for this reason and this reason alone that we can with confidence hear these ancient words as his words spoken directly to our hearts: “Fear not!”


Father, today we choose to reject fear and rest in the strength of your great love and protection for us, through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Reflect today upon the many ways the Lord has been and continues to be a shield for you and a shelter in the midst of the storm.

Related Reading

Psalm 3:3; Psalm 18:2; Psalm 84:11

Worship Resource

Robbie Seay Band: Psalm 3


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