Day 193: The Lifter of My Head (July 12)

This morning as I began to stir, I lingered in bed a little longer and let my mind unravel a bit before heading out to face the day.   I began to feel that my pace of life has been a little too busy over the last week and I need to recalibrate and figure out how to find rest.  Suddenly, I felt the Lord come around me and lift me up by His Spirit from under each of my arms and then He lifted my head.  I heard, “You are the lifter of my head.”

Yes, Lord You are the lifter of my head.

Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One Who lifts my head high.  I call out to the Lord, and He answers me from His holy mountain.  I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.  I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.  Arise, Lord!  Deliver me, my God!  Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.  From the Lord comes deliverance.  May Your blessings be on Your people.        Psalm 3: 2-8

I may not be running for my life like David was when he wrote this Psalm, but I do feel these words.  While walking out the calling of God in my life, I face resistance.  When I take courage and believe in the face of fear and disbelief, I am taking on arms and fighting a battle even though my eyes cannot see it.  There is a lot going on around us that we never see.  But we can take courage in the fact that God sees all and knows all, and He alone will sustain us.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly realms.                  Ephesians 6:12

Though the daily battles of life continue, my God is faithful to stand guard over me in every moment.

Take a moment today and allow God to recalibrate your heart and mind.  Have you been pushing through life at an unrealistic pace?  Have you forgotten the importance of finding Him in every moment?  Maybe you are in the midst of a real struggle and need to remember He is there.  Rest assured friend, He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Have you been feeling downtrodden?  Allow His Presence to blow over you and lift you up.  Have you felt overcome with the darkness of this world?  Let His light wash away all your fears.

Take comfort in this verse:

“I am the Alpha and Omega,” says the Lord God, “Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, the Almighty.”  Revelation 1:8

Rest in His sovereignty.