God is my help and shield

Psalm 115: 9

O house of Israel, trust in the LORD — he is their help and shield.  NIV

Listen to how The Message paraphrases this verse.  “But you, Israel: put your trust in GOD! — trust your Helper!  trust your Ruler!” MSG

The names of God here are significant to me.  I looked them up in my NIV concordance:

LORD – Yahweh, the proper name of the one true God; knowledge and use of the name implies personal or covenant relationship; the name pictures God as the one who exists and/or causes existence.

Helper – Helper; staff; strength

Ruler – A leader who protects

God, who causes all existence, is there to help me.  He is my protective leader, my shepherd.

My job is only to trust Him and obey Him.

That’s today’s reminder not to worry and that’s what I’ll think about today.

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