But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. (Psalm 3:3)
Do you feel vulnerable and afraid? God is your shield. He’s defending you 24/7 from whatever comes your way (v6). This does not mean that you are exempt from suffering, but whatever comes your way, you know it is filtered through fingers of a sovereign God who works together all things for your ultimate good (Romans 8:28-29) and His glory. When you feel surrounded by danger, fear and anxiety, you can cry out to God because He cares for you. In your moments of fear and anxiety, call out to Him as He lifts up your eyes to see (v3) the coming “salvation” and “blessing” of the Lord (Romans 8:18).