He Is Your Shield, Your Rock, Your Redeemer, Your Fortress. . .

  • Psalm 3:3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
  • Psalm 19:14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
  • Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
  • Psalm 59:16-17 But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

What do you need God to be for you today? As a born-again believer, you need to understand that God can be your everything. Your commitment to Him will determine what He can be to you. If you don’t spend time with Him, you’ll never believe Him to be your source, your rock, your strength, your fortress, your avenger, your help, your shield, your refuge, your stronghold, your deliverer or anything you need Him to be. You need to recognize that He is a mighty God and with Him all things are possible. There is nothing too big or too small for Him. Seek first His kingdom and righteousness and you’ll have confidence that He’ll give you whatever you need.

How to discover God as your Source:
  1. Live for God. Praise and worship Him daily and you’ll get to know Him more intimately. As you do, you’ll discover aspects of Him you never knew before. One day He’ll reveal Himself to be your Provider, the next day your Healer, the day after your Banner (victory), your Comforter, your Peace, etc.
  2. The Word reveals all that God is so take time to read the Word daily and meditate on those verses that tell you who He is and what He has provided. As you meditate on His Word, revelation will come by His Spirit.
  3. If you need God’s provision in any way, declare His Word over your situation. If you need Him to be your Healer, find scriptures that confirm this truth and speak them over your life until they take root in your heart. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and to reveal you all that God meant in those verses. Appropriate what belongs to you.
  4. Pray in the Spirit to build yourself up in your most holy faith (Jude 20). While praying, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth (John 16:13) for your particular need. Listen to His leading. He can provide the answers you need. He can bring a scripture to remembrance that is exactly what you were looking for. Be attentive and sensitive to what He has to say, because He knows everything. As you develop your relationship with the Holy Spirit, you’ll want to depend on Him for your needs, e.g. wisdom, direction.


Call to action:
Know your Father and how you can call on Him and depend on Him. He is an awesome God and Father and He wants to lavish His love on you and protect you. Read Psalm 91 today to bless your heart and read some of the blessings He has for you.