“The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”Psalms‬ ‭28:7‬ ‭NLT‬

The fact that we need strength and a shield shows that there is a war being waged against us! Without standing behind Jesus, we are unprotected and vulnerable to the attacks of the enemies, wide open to his lies, and the guilt, fear, anxiety, despair and anger etc that he wants to inflict on us! But with Jesus, trusting in His name, standing in His promise and with an eternal hope, we find the help that we need, our hearts shielded, and our mouths able to launch a defensive blow of thanks, praise and worship! Lord, fill me with the joy that comes from knowing that You go before me, and may I burst out in songs of thanksgiving today, my heart confident in You. Amen 🙌🏼😊