Sunday Worship: The Lifter of My Head (Psalm 3:3)

But you, O LORD, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.  (Psalm 3:3 ESV)

Sometimes life can be really hard.  Sometimes it’s so hard that we can’t even lift our heads.  Maybe our energy is gone, or maybe our dignity, but whatever it is, we can’t even muster enough of whatever it takes to move our head.  And moving our heads is important, because without this movement we can’t take nourishment — food and water — and without nourishment, we die.

But even when life gets this hard, we have a promise from our heavenly Father.  Here, the psalmist refers to the Lord as “the lifter of my head.”  What image comes to mind when you read this?  For me, it is a strong, loving hand that gently cradles my head and moves it just enough so that I can breathe better and then moves my head to the right position for a drink of water or a spoonful of food.

This is what our heavenly Father does for us.  No matter where we go, or for how long we’ve been there, God promises to be the lifter of our head.  Today, let us praise the Lifter of our heads!

Amen and amen.


“Sunday Worship” is a weekly series that can hopefully be used to help prepare our hearts to worship God Almighty.  You can read all of the posts in this series by clicking here.

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