Psalm 3: God is your Protector, and He’s Coming To Save You!

Psalm 3 is a short Psalm of just 8 verses, but it packs a punch. It is a song that King David wrote when his son Absalom was trying to usurp the throne.

David was at a low point in his life. The palace and capital city were lost, his family lived in a tent, and everything looked bleak.

However, David encouraged himself in the lord and found the voice to praise God. His plight was heard, and David was delivered.

Often we find ourselves in situations that look hopeless, everything looks bleak and we start to ask God for death, well maybe not that far, but I’m sure some of you have.

During those dark times, the tiniest of sparks can ignite your faith. Your belief will travel like lightning through your body, and all doubt will be removed.

God, your redeemer is coming, he is near, and he will exact his vengeance. I linked Psalm 121 in the last sentence, and these two chapters have an emotional link, at least to me anyway.

Psalm 3 God is your protector

Both of these chapters speak of despair, asking God where he is, and crying out to him.

God shows up in a mighty way, transforming the landscape and countless lives.

God will still do this today, we only need to reach out in desperation to him, and he will show up. I know this because he’s done it for me. Recently he’s done it.

And I’m praying for his next move now because I can’t go on unless he changes some things. God has to move in my life, or all is lost.

I’m glad David wrote his music because it gives me hope in my situation. I will continue to follow God, regardless of what happens, that is my only option, and my only hope.

What will you do?

Psalm 3: A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom.

O Lord, I have so many enemies;
    so many are against me.
So many are saying,
    “God will never rescue him!”

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.
I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies
    who surround me on every side.

Arise, O Lord!
    Rescue me, my God!
Slap all my enemies in the face!
    Shatter the teeth of the wicked!
Victory comes from you, O Lord.
    May you bless your people. 

Psalm 3:1-8
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Psalm 3: Breakdown and Analysis:

King David was a man’s man, he killed giants, and destroyed mighty armies. He commanded a group of hardcore soldiers, many of which did crazy feats of valor. They were called Davids’s Mighty Men.

You don’t get to have that kind of man follow you unless you’re one of them already. Those men accepted him as their leader, and they would have followed him to the ends of the earth.

But that’s not what this chapter is about, we see David scared and lonely, and he is asking God for help. I especially like Verse 7 where he asks God to slap them all in the face.

Psalm 3:3 is where everything is made right. David states that God is a shield for him, he’s his glory, and the lifter of his head.

In other words, God protects him and lifts his head when he’s weary.

In this world, we take on many battles, most of which we shouldn’t be fighting. How often do you grab your sword, and shield and start running out the door to fight? When God has already stated it isn’t your battle to fight.

Psalm 3 is a song that says God’s got this, we need to let him be God, and we need to rest in his peace.

More often than not we are tired because we’re fighting battles and carrying burdens that God never intended us to carry. It’s not just about sin, it’s about trust and focus.

In Psalm 121, the psalmist is in the midst of an awful battle, and it’s going poorly (this is what I”m reading into it). He believes with his innermost being that God is coming because he said he would. And when his heart would begin to falter he looks to the hills and see God’s chariots bearing down on the enemy.

I took some artistic liberties there, but that is essentially what God is doing for you and me. Maybe someone in your family is sick, or you have financial issues. None of it matters.

God is coming to deliver you!

Maybe you’ve been wronged, or abused.

God is coming to free you!

Our lack of belief stops us from seeing him coming to free us, and that’s a pity. I’m speaking to myself here while I write this because I need more faith, my trust in God falters sometimes.

But I always know, deep in my heart, that Jesus is the way and the only path to being the man God created me to be.

Rest easy knowing he’s got you, and he’s sending legions of angels to rescue you. That’s what is meant in Psalm 3.

Psalm 3 God is your protector

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