“But let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy; and may You shelter them, that those who love Your name may exult in You. For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O Lord, You surround him with favor as with a shield.” (Psalm 5:11, 12)
The Lord does shelter those who are in Him. He has promised that He will work all things together for good for those who love Him and will conform them to the image of Christ. It does not mean that everything will go the way the world says is good, nor bring worldly prosperity, but it is the promise of the Savior’s grace, the Father’s purpose and the Spirit’s presence.
Dear Lord, the world sells all kinds of things and causes people to scurry to get them. Help me, I pray, to see that in You there is hope, joy and a reason to sing. You are the shelter for all who come through Christ and You will grant rest in due season. Surround me with the shield of Your favor that I may be guarded as I walk the journey of faith in the Savior. Bless all the righteous.
Lord Jesus, in You is the hope of the nations. Guide me to live into the promises You give by obeying all that You have commanded. Grant to me a heart that desires to become like You in all things, knowing that the Father will conform all the faithful into His children. Lead me this day to do what is right and fitting. Grant that I would hear the Holy Spirit speak clearly to me now and always and that I would obey. Amen.