This verse means a lot to me. The word “shield” was first revealed to me when I cracked a Bible as a struggling 12-year-old. I was facing some harsh enemies, a.k.a. the “mean girls” at school. After one particular emotionally exhausting day, I sat on my bed with my mother’s Bible. I was desperate to read any verse that would guide me through a dark night. I placed the Bible across my lap and I let it fall open. I looked down and saw it was open to the Book of Psalms. I started reading. The tears flowed as I lifted my eyes upward. The Lord, My Shield. He was my shield during that dark time. He remained my shield in many more dark times throughout my youth and adulthood. This word and this verse show up without fanfare or expectation. This is the verse. I hope you feel protected and “shielded” by God’s love also.
“Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for her in God. BUT YOU, O LORD, ARE A SHIELD FOR ME, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord Sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around. Arise, O Lord; Save me, O my God!” Psalm 3:1-6