by Heather Tietz
The LORD is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices. With my song I will thank him.
When David said that God was His strength and His shield, he meant it! He was just a teen and an untrained fighter when he battled the Philistine giant. He hadn’t yet grown into his full strength. He had no ownership or training with a shield. But what little he had God used mightily. David’s little stone struck Goliath down with the force of a boulder. David stepped out in faith, but God fought the battle. He was David’s strength, his shield and surely the reason his aim was so perfect!
“Vengence is mine,“ reads Deuteronomy 32:35. “The battle is the Lord’s,” 2 Chronicles 20:15 says. Fighting isn’t what we were made for. Jesus tells us to love our enemies, to turn the other cheek, to hand over our cloak and our shirt, to return love for hate. That is our every day job. God’s job is to care for us, protect us and fight for us. He is watching. God is planning. He will convict the guilty. When the time is best, He will knock down the one breaking His laws. Let God fight your war. His stones are bigger. His justice is more right. Trust Him to strengthen you in the meantime. You will be helped!