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

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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!:-)

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