God is my Shield

by Shelley Hitz

Today I was reading and was hit by the first verse I read.

Genesis 15:1, After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision:"Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.

I love that God came to Abram in a vision. I'm such a visual person.

God has previously comforted me with the image of a shield. I tend to be fearful and anxious at times and I am comforted to know that God is my shield. My protection.

I looked up the Hebrew word for shield this morning in Genesis 15:1 and it is the word magen which comes from the root word ganan. The root word means "to defend, cover, surround." (1)

I have some changes in my life coming up that create some uncertainty, which predisposes me to feeling anxious and fearful. So, to read this today that God is my shield and will defend, cover and surround me....comforts me.

I'm so glad I don't have to do it on my own. God is my shield.



(1) http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H1598&t=KJV


Comments for God is my Shield

Click here to add your own comments

Thanks
by: A Sister Warrior Princess

Thank you so much for that encouragement. God has brought me a long way, but tonight I have been struggling (AGAIN!) with a lot of old insecurities. As a song came on the radio (Made Me Glad or You Are My Shield) it came to me that God is my shield. And for the first time ever, I realized that this means He determines what gets passed Him to me. He is my shield. This means that He is between anything or anyone who wants to destroy my soul. So I looked up "God my shield" on facebook, and your article came up. Great reminder. Thanks so much!
From a sister warrior princess!:-)

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Write Your Own Bible Study!.

FREE Book and Bible Study for Teen Girls

Sign up Below and Get this Book FREE:


Get More Information



Let's Connect Online



Free Daily Devos
for Teen Girls

Sign up below to have these devos sent to your email daily.

Name
Email

Click here for weekly devos or to find out more!

Get the Books!

21 Devos 
Only $0.99

Volume 1

Volume 2 



Books for All Ages


Body Image Lies Women Believe - Read 26 different stories from 26 women and learn how to overcome body image lies with God's truth.

Get your copy here

Broken Crayons Still Color - Shelley Hitz shares how our biggest regrets, failures and mistakes become what God uses the most in our lives. 

Get your copy here

Please note that we are an affiliate for Amazon.com. Any books you purchase from us will help support this ministry. 


Get True Beauty Stuff!

True Beauty Tshirt


True Beauty Buttons, Bags, Mugs, T-shirts & More!
From $1 and up


Download Free Wallpaper for Your Computer