My Shield


“3 But you, O Lord, are a shield around me;
      you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.” – Psalm 3:3 (NLT)


I played and heard each message I recorded over and over again. The voice that seemed so sweet from each message was not the same in person. Her advices that seemed full of hope were in reality void and deceptive. I never believed her and the others in the first place the moment my battle with them began.


They thought by outnumbering me, I would be easily defeated. The case kept being dragged on from making it appear that they were doing something for me but in reality, they were not allowing to have any options.

They were puzzled every time we met in a well-choreographed conference. They thought I was alone that they could say what they wanted to say to intimidate me, scare me, and to harass me. They were frustrated not to know what my actions would be for I never spoke but only at the proper time. I was never alone. He was with me. I was not hurting anymore with all their wrongful accusations and lies being hurled at me. With every hurt they caused me and every wound in my heart they created, He healed me immediately. With every tear I secretly shed, He was there to wipe every bead and comforted me. With their deception, He proved how faithful He’s always been. With their intention to kill my career as if it was on their hands, they didn’t know it was Him Who placed me in the prison in the first place after I got hurt working in a hospital.

They were confident that because they had done it many times against many workers who didn’t choose to fight back, that they would do the same act against me without any trace. But Someone had been watching this shameful act from the beginning! He provided me with His weapons right away. And now, because of His strength I had been more than willing to fight back. I was never afraid knowing I have the Best Back Up. But at the same time, He warned me not to rejoice in my already known victory! He wanted me to show compassion on them the way He did for humanity. He wanted me to throw love for every evil deed that was done. He wanted me to forgive no matter how hard…because He forgave me.

I heard the last message. I sighed…The very same words hurled at me would be thrown back to them at His perfect time. I was ready when they started their plans to paralyze and kill me. My question was: “Would they be ready when I play these same messages at the right time?”  Do they have anyone or anything to defend their accusations? I don’t desire only to win my case. I know I’m already a winner because of Him. But I desire to throw the sWORD and pierced their calloused hearts.

In our lives, it is not the wounds or the storms of life that can hurt or kill us. It is the way we react and respond to them. We must not be afraid if you know that you have fully trusted and believe in Jesus. He is our protector. He is my Shield. He is Our Shield.

8 comments:

  1. I glad He is there even when all we can see is the battle.

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  2. I can always rely on you, when I'm starting to forget..

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  3. Thanks for this reminder that it's not the storms of life that matter but how we react to them and that He is always faithful. I needed this today.

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  4. It was custody for the children, a ruthless day.
    The older daughter was already going with me (age 11) , but there was doubt if a dad could handle a 2 year old. I had done so since her birth.

    The attorneys went at it in full lie mode.
    My attorney warned me prior to court to say NOTHING. He said:
    "One angry glare or word from you will undo a half hour of the greatest oratory I can perform"

    But the 45 minutes of lies were so outrageous that at one point, I was ready to leap across the table and tell the mother to tell the truth.

    My attorney sensed what my emotion was, and reached for my knee and held it firmly down. Neither of us changed expression, and no one in the room knew he was holding my leg to the floor.

    Then, I remembered his words of warning to me, and the damage it would cause. Indeed, the provocation was intentional to force a response from me, giving doubt to the judge.

    It was the longest day of my life, but I knew enough to keep my goals in mind and just be silent.
    Full custody of a baby and an 11 year old.....girls.....went to dad.
    It had been unheard of in that court to that point, and mom.....worked at Children's Services.
    Her workplace was a source of lies she employed on me, as she learned their success on other dads.

    They knew the law.
    I knew the TRUTH, the WAY, and the LIGHT.

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  5. This was good Rosel. Amen. Blessings.

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  6. The plot is getting thicker, Rosel. Someday please promise me that you will send me an email to tell me the real story in black and white without me having to read between the lines. I know on the web you have to exercise caution and use words with discretion. You are a wise woman to do that. And God always gets the glory. I am so excited to see the story written by God Himself unfold before our eyes. Above all, I rejoice that your strength and your peace have only come by obeying Him. Just like the comment of Mr. Anonymous... his lawyer, his advocate knew that one wrong move from him and he would lose the case. Indeed, it is the same with you. It is all a matter of time. God has guided you well, and you have been obedient.

    Write me that email soon, dear friend.

    Love
    Lidj

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  7. I'm with Crown of Beauty. I always wonder what has happened.

    I am guilty of reacting before I should. I'm thankful you have the maturity to hold your tongue until you are released to speak.

    I loved the little video. You always find the perfect one.

    Bless you!
    Beth

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  8. In our lives, it is not the wounds or the storms of life that can hurt or kill us. It is the way we react and respond to them

    This was powerful!!!

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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