January 6, 2023
I Am Your Sun and Shield
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
As you walk with the Lord, He will guide and protect you. You will experience His presence and the favor of His blessings.
There are five promises packed into this one simple little verse. Let’s jump right into them.
First, God is your Sun.
Few things are more relaxing and peaceful than a warm, sunny day. Relaxing in the sunlight seems to warm you all over. Things are always clearer in the sunlight. The scary shadows of the night disappear in the morning sun. When God is your sun, you never walk in darkness. You are warmed by his presence and have clarity for the road ahead.
Second, He is your shield.
I’m not sure how big God’s shield is, but it must be enormous! What could possibly harm you when you have God’s shield surrounding you? Fear disappears when you know that God is shielding you on every side.
Third, He gives grace.
Grace is God’s unmerited favor. Grace is getting what you don’t deserve. God’s grace is His favor flowing over you. Because of Christ’s grace, you have forgiveness of sin and entrance into God’s presence without fear or shame.
Number four; God’s glory and presence.
Through faith in Christ, you can experience God’s glory and presence. God’s glory is the manifestation of his power and might. The glory of God is synonymous with the presence of God. You can experience his glorious presence now and for all eternity.
Finally, as you walk in His grace and glory, He brings good things into your life. In fact, He won’t hold back one blessing as you walk in fellowship with Him.
There you have it, five promises packed into this one simple verse.
Since God is your sun and shield, you never have to walk in fear. If you are struggling with fear today, this promise may be a great verse to memorize. God is your sun and shield. He gives you grace and glory. All for His glory and your benefit.
Look at that promise again.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. – Psalm 84:11
Make these confessions.
- Father, thank you for being my sun and shield.
- Thank you for your warmth, light, and direction.
- Thank you for your protection throughout the day.
- Thank you for giving me your grace and showing me your glory.
- Keep me close to you and every blessing you have for me.
In Jesus’ Name,
When God is your sun and shield, you walk in His presence, with clarity and protection. Right now, God is blessing you with His favor and glory.
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