Our Helper and Our Shield
All you who fear the Lord, trust the Lord! He is your Helper and your Shield. Psalms 115:11
The word ‘fear’ in this verse means ‘respect’, so we could read it as: “all you who respect the Lord, trust the Lord!” If you are a Child of the Living God, then you will respect Him and therefore we are commanded by the Apostle Paul to ‘trust the Lord!’ Notice he doesn’t say: “Please trust the Lord!” It’s not an invitation to trust Him, but more of a command to trust Him.
We live in uncertain times, when the world seems to be whirling out of control at break neck speed. In times like these, for a Child of God, we are facing uncertain circumstances that can weaken our faith and diminish our witness and influence to the unbelievers. Which is exactly what Satan would love to happen.
So when we find ourselves getting into uncertain circumstances, where there seems to be no answer or way out, we need to stop and know that God can give us the right answer and provide the right way out if we will trust Him, because He is our Helper and our Shield. The key word is ‘trust’. We can’t possibly call upon Him to come and help or shield us if we aren’t willing to ‘trust’ Him to do it.
Sometimes when we pray and ask for His help we show a lack of ‘trust’ in Him, by ending our prayer and going our merry way, trying to take control of our uncertain circumstance instead of ‘trusting’ the only One who can help us and shield us from the fallout of the uncertain circumstance. We could save ourselves a lot of heartache if we would just TRUST in our Helper and our Shield.
If you have never given your heart to Jesus Christ then you don’t have a Helper and Shield, but you could have if you would: CONFESS your sins to God and ask for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting!!!