Psalm Request // Psalm 3:3-5

by Mary Stout

You never know when someone is watching you or listening to your witness. Often when the kids were younger, I would read them bible stories  or even chapters of the Bible. So it’s been a little while since then and  my granddaughter asked if we could read the Psalms before bed.  She wanted to read as well, so we shared the Bible and she read one chapter and I read the next. She told her brother he had to really listen because God was speaking. That made me laugh inside because she is forever the bossy child. Sharing with her brother he needed to listen was a heartfelt belief about God’s word she  developed. It also taught me she is growing into her faith.  She knew where to go for sustenance when she needed it. 

How many of us use the word as our first defense in getting answers? I am guessing we “intend to” but many of us are too busy, stressed, or just we forget to start or end our day with God. I know that has happened to me a time or two. Waiting on Sunday is not the answer. Sunday worship is meant to launch us into the week on fire to share the Good News of God.  A Psalm request awakened me and helped me make a U turn and get back on track. 

Psalms 3:3-5, “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.”

Starting our day with God brings us a boost of confident knowing. Trusting in Him as our shield everyday brings us through. No matter what happens, God is our assurance of  love,  His gentle yet firm grasp of us holds our head high as we look to His sustenance and glorious presence in our lives. As we trust and know, we will retire at day’s end in the safe assurance He is with us. I just love how God shows up when we least expect it. I have a friend who calls these Moments of God. (MOG) Look for the MOGS in your life. You will be surprised as how many you find. 

Prayer: Thank you Lord for showing me where I need to improve in my walk with you. Help me remember this lesson when I get busy or forgetful. I am thankful for your omnipresence in my life. In Jesus name, Amen.