Strength and Shield

This passage from Psalm 28 really resonates with me:

The way I see it, and Lord gives me the strength that I need each day, and protects me from the custom-made spiritual attacks – on my emotions and/or on my thoughts – from the enemy, which are designed to keep me off balance and questioning God’s good purposes in my life.

What a relief it is to know that God is the one who both empowers and protects me from these fiery arrows! True, the fiery arrows will come – sometimes in a very unrelenting fashion – but they are unable to take me out of the game.

Dear Lord, I thank You for being My Strength and Shield. As a result of Your great love and initiative toward me, I can trust in You and begin to walk in the logic-defying joy that can only comes from having a relationship of complete dependence upon You.  Thank You for never leaving me alone! In Your name I pray, Amen.

8 thoughts on “Strength and Shield

  1. Thanks for sharing another very encouraging scripture!

    Just thought I should mention – in your last few posts there have been quite a lot of mistakes (spelling I mean, perhaps autocorrect?) and I just wanted to point that out and check you’re OK? Are you writing in a hurry at the moment? I totally realise that all bloggers make mistakes, and I know that I make mistakes in just about every post I write, so I’m not being critical at all – only wanting your readers to get the best possible experience!

    Feel free to delete this comment because it’s a bit off topic!

    God bless you my friend and have a great day 🙂



    1. Thanks, Steven, and I apologize. I have been very tired lately. I have dictated my past couple of posts, and realize that Siri has some interesting interpretations of what I’m trying to say.

      Thank you for bringing this to my attention, and again, I apologize.


  2. I will say one more thing, though: This blog was started as a way for me to articulate my gratitude to the Lord each day. I never expected anyone to start reading it, but that is clearly what has happened. It’s been a blessing, as I’ve had the privilege to connect with some amazing people on WordPress!

    A friend mentioned this to me yesterday – that my blog may create more of a devotional experience for some of the readers, and admittedly, I have mixed feelings about that. It’s something I need to continue to pray about, to sense where God is taking Daily Thankful.

    I mention this because – a few months ago – it was suggested to me that I make DT into a devotional book of sorts. I’m still sitting with that idea, as again, such was never the initial focus or intention of this blog.

    I share all of this because so you and the other readers understand my heart here. My first Audience is the Lord, but I want to give Him my best, which clearly means dictation is not the way! However, if I begin writing with the readers in mind, then I fear thar DT will turn into something altogether different.

    I will leave your comment here, because God is using it to get me to think through some things, and remind me that I do better when I type my posts, and not dictate them! 😉

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  3. There’s a cloud over me today. I don’t know what is causing it but I put up the verses for today and started reading my go to inspirational blogs. Each one has been just what I needed. God uses all the weapons in His arsenal to speak to me, help me, remind me, and lift me up when there are times like this. Yours was the last one on my reader. I don’t see a coincidence that this was your daily thankful for today. Thank you for letting God use your daily thankfuls to help strengthen His children when they are weakened and struggling 🙂 God Bless you :))

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    1. I’m so very sorry to hear that today was a tough day for you today. I hope that things got better for you as the day wore on. For what it’s worth, I also had a challenging day, and after chatting with my mother this evening, she had a rough go of it today, too. :/ Thanks also for the kind words about the blog – I really appreciate them AND you. 🙂

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      1. Yes, it got better by lunch time. It was like God grabbed me, and shook me lol which I am thankful for. I’m praying you and your mom’s day got better as well. Looks like something was working overtime yesterday but our God is stronger and will bring us through :):) You are welcome, I receive such a blessing when reading your daily thanks to God, so it is my pleasure 🙂

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