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God Our Shield



“Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.” Psalms 33:20



There are so many things in this life that have the ability to grip us with such intense fear and anxiety that it seems as if life and time itself stops and every ounce of hope you thought that you had is dried up. There are times when life has the ability to hit you so hard in the gut with the unexpected that you find yourself asking God why…


It can seem as if God all of a sudden turns His back on you and that life as you know it is gone.


The past week for me has been that way. My family and I suffered heartache after heartache. Pain after pain. Unexpected loss after unexpected loss.


I never doubted God at any point, but I was very confused as to what was going on. I could not see how God would be able to pick me up out of this one.


Let’s be honest. There are times when we forget that God is sovereign and that there is no end to His ability. To forget and underestimate the reality of one who is omniscient is human.


But I am so glad, that despite my limited ability to comprehend the might of God to transcend beyond even the darkest of human impossibility God still maintains His grace toward us.



This week I have witnessed God awe me once again. I have been in ministry for almost 20 years and been a follower of Christ that entire time, but right when I thought I had God figured out He reminded me in the words of my Grandmother that “You thought You knew me, but You still don’t know me”. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have faith, but it is a reminder that what we think we know about God is only a fraction of a percent compared to His infinite ability, identity, and wisdom.

He in all of His splendor caused my worst week to become the best week of my life.