Posts Tagged ‘Psalm 3:3’

Kiss the Son – Salvation belongs to the Lord

March 10, 2016

Psalm 2:12 AMPC … Kiss the Son [pay homage to Him in purity], lest He be angry and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled. O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him!

Kiss the Son
Bow in worship at His feet
Pay homage to Him in purity.

Salvation, deliverance and victory
… belong to the Lord –
Ps 3:8
For He alone is King
He alone is your shield, your glory
… The lifter of your head –
Ps 3:3
King Jesus
King Eternal –
1 Tim 1:17
Forever He reigns! –
Rev 1:8

Blessed are those who put their trust in Him! –Ps 2:12

Psalm 3:3,5,8 AMPC … But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. …
… 5 I lay down and slept; I wakened again, for the Lord sustains me. …
… 8 Salvation{deliverance, protection, victory} belongs to the Lord; May Your blessing be upon Your people. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 4:8 AMPC … In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.

Note from Zondervan KJV Study Bible Psalm 3

  • Ps 3 & 4 are linked by references to glory(Ps 3:3,4:2) and to sleep at night(Ps 3:5,4:8)
  • My shield, my glory
    • shield: one’s king is his shield/protector(Gen 15:1; Ps 7:10, 47:9, 59:11, 84:9, 84:11, 89:18, 91:4)
    • glory: rejoicing in the Lord as one’s royal provider and protector(Kiss the Son – Ps 2:12)
    • Ps 4:2 rebukes those who “glory”, who seek protection in other gods …  O you sons of men, how long will you turn my honor and glory into shame? How long will you love vanity and futility and seek after lies{false gods}? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 
    • lifter of my head: one’s king(the Lord) gives victory, deliverance
  • even in sleep when one’s own watchfulness is surrendered, the Lord preserves and watches over those who submit to His rule
    • Ps 4:8 speaks of the peace and security of knowing the Lord’s protection and care
    • These references in Ps 3 & 4 to waking(morning) and sleeping(evening) suggest God’s faithful care sustains the godly day and night whatever the need or circumstance. =>Ps 3:8 The Lord’s “blessing” includes deliverance/protection, vindication, and sustained life ( Ps 21:3, 6; Ps 24:5).


Lifter of My Head

February 28, 2014

Image from 365Promises

Psalm 3:1-4 AMP … LORD, HOW they are increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are saying of me, There is no help for him in God.
Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill.
Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Often when I’m discouraged and feel like I have no strength of my own to lift my head, I think if only I can lift my eyes to the Lord Jesus – He will lift my head. The Lord is faithful, one time the Lord gave me the following song and did just that!

Jesus: The Lifter of My Head

I will lift my eyes past the hills
I will lift my eyes past the mountains

Psalm 121:1-2 AMP … I WILL lift up my eyes to the hills [around Jerusalem, to sacred Mount Zion and Mount Moriah]–From whence shall my help come? … My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

And trust in You, Jesus
To lift my head.

My glory, my shield
Jesus the lifter of my head
My glory, my shield
Jesus, I’ll trust in You
To lift my head

Past the hills
Past the mountains
Jesus, I’ll trust in You
To lift my head.

From ODB-Lift Up Your Eyes

Lift up your eyes, discouraged one,
The Lord your help will be;
New strength will come from Him who said,
“For rest, come unto Me.” —Anon.

Psalm 28:7 AMP … The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.

Jesus: The Lifter of My Head
The Strength of Our Anchor
Lift Up Your Eyes{article}

God Will Lift Up Your Head!

October 13, 2010

Psalm 33:20 We wait in hope for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.

Psalm 3:3-4 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.


4With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

I was grateful this morning that the Lord is my help and shield. I was thanking Him for making a way where there is no way and that He sees the way clearly when I can not. I just need to ‘wait’ in hope for Him to lift up my head and show me the way. It was as if the Lord answered me with this song.
Be encouraged! God will lift up Your head too!
His hands are strong.

Through waves and clouds and storms,
He gently clears the way
Wait because in His time,
so shall this night
Soon end in joy


God Will Lift up Your Head
Jars of Clay

Give to the wind your fear
Hope and be undismayed
God hears your sighs and
counts your tears
God will lift up, God
will lift up, lift up
your head

Leave to His sovereign sway
To choose and to command
Then shall we wandering on His way
Know how wise and how strong
How wise and how strong

Through waves and clouds and storms,
He gently clears the way
Wait because in His time,
so shall this night
Soon end in joy, soon end in joy
Soon end in joy, soon end in joy

God will lift up your head
Soon end in joy

God will lift up your head
God will lift up your head
God will lift up your head
Lift up your head


Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of
shame will darken their faces! -Ps 34:5 NLT


From NetBible Ps 34:5:

radiant — nahar[05102]
1) to shine, beam, light, burn
1a) (Qal) to beam, be radiant
2) to flow, stream
2a) (Qal) to flow, stream
a primitive root; to sparkle, i.e. (figuratively) be
cheerful; hence (from the sheen of a running stream) to flow,
i.e. (figuratively) assemble:-flow (together), be lightened.

radiant as the sheen of a running stream flowing together!

A beautiful shining procession!

Song 6:10‘Who is this that grows like the dawn, As beautiful as the full
moon, As pure as the sun, As awesome as an army with banners{a procession of shining stars}?’

Psalm 87:7They that sing as well as they that dance shall say , All my
fountains are in thee{city of God}.

Isaiah 35:6, 10Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert. … And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Sun and Shield

January 9, 2010

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

The Lord God our sun to enlighten and quicken,
Our sun to direct, warm and comfort,
Is also our shield and defense; our protection.
An ever present help in times of trouble. -Ps 46:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold{strength} of my life —
of whom shall I be afraid? -Ps 27:1

Teach me Your way, O LORD, and I will walk in Your truth;
Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.
I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify Your name forever. -Ps 86:11-12

For You, O LORD, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the One who lifts my head. -Ps 3:3

For those who fear My name,
The sun of righteousness rises with healing in its wings. -Mal 4:2
Shining brighter and brighter until the full day. -Prov 4:18


Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more;
The days of your mourning will end.
For the LORD is your everlasting light. -Isa 60:20
Beauty for ashes -Isa 61:3
Oaks of righteousness and praise
Shining on display
The bride adorned
Crowned with everlasting joy. -Isa 35:10

The LORD will give strength to His people;
The LORD will bless His people with peace. -Ps 29:11
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So the LORD surrounds His people
Both now and forevermore. -Ps 125:2

Sun and shield
Grace and glory!

Thank You Lord Jesus that You are our sun and shield! Help us each turn to You, rely on You and continue to walk uprightly. Thank You that as we do this You will be glorified. Praise You Lord Jesus, my glory, my strength and shield – the lifter of my head!

Run to Him

August 7, 2009

Psalm 59:16-17
I shall sing of Your strength;
… Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness{mercy} in the morning,
… For You have been my stronghold
… And a refuge{fortress} in the day of my distress.
O my strength, I will sing praises to You;
… For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me

When the enemy comes in like a flood -Isa 59:19
Know where your help comes from
Know where your refuge is …

Run to Him
Be hidden, covered by His feathers beneath His mighty wings,
Kept as the apple of His eye -Ps 17:8, 91:4
Upheld by His everlasting arms.

Trust not in your own strength or faith
Trust in His faithfulness and His strength alone.

The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it. -1 Thess 5:24

Cling to Him
Covered by His priceless love
His unchanging, unfailing, enduring love
Sing beneath His mighty wings
Upheld. -Ps 63:7-8

For He is able more than able to do all He has promised and more. -Eph 3:14-21


The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, ‘Destroy him!’ -Duet 33:27

Let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy.
Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You. For surely, O LORD, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favor as with a shield. -Ps 5:11-12


Psalm 27:4-6
One thing I have desired of the LORD,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the LORD,
And to inquire in His temple.
For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.

You, O LORD, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
who have set themselves against me round about.
Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God! -Ps 3:3,6-7
Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword. -Ps 17:13

Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand,
O You who save those who trust in You
From those who rise up against them. -Ps 17:7

Rise up, O LORD!
Let Your enemies be scattered,
and let those who hate You flee before You. –Num 10:35

As smoke is blown away by the wind, may You blow them away;
As wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God.
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God;
May they be happy and joyful. –Ps 68:1-3

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. The LORD will fulfil His purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures for ever
— do not abandon the works of your hands! –Ps 138:7-8

Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place,
You and the ark of Your strength.
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness,
And let Your saints shout for joy. -Ps 132:8-9

Rise up, O LORD!


O Lord I run to You
Into Your everlasting arms I come
Cover me with Your feathers.

Keep me
as the apple of Your eye;
in the shadow of Your wings
Hide me.

With songs of deliverance
Surround me.

Psalm 32:7
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.


There is a song in His words and my heart. 🙂

Keep me
Hide me
Surround me O LORD

I long to be
Held in Your gaze
As a precious jewel
The apple of Your eye
Beneath Your wings
In Your everlasting arms
You are mine
I am yours

Keep me
Hide me
Surround me O LORD


May you hear His song in your heart today and come running to Him
Be drawn AWAY!


Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth — For your love is better than wine. Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.

Draw me after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers.”


“We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. The upright love you.”–Song 1:2-4



Jeremiah 33:10-11     There shall once more be heard the voice of mirth
and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of
the bride, the voices of those who sing, as they bring thank offerings to
the house of the LORD: “Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, for the LORD
is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”

Zeph 3:17     The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will
take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice
over you with singing.

The Bridegroom’s answer to the Bride’s longing heart cry …

In My eyes, in My eyes,
You are so precious in My sight

In My eyes, in My eyes,
So much love for My Bride.

In My eyes, in My eyes,
You are so precious in My sight

Held in My gaze, a beautiful jewel
The apple of My eye

Under My wing, you’ll abide
So precious in My sight, you are held
You are held
In My eyes

Forever more
You are held
In My eyes.

Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD
listened and heard them;
So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the
LORD and who meditate on His name.
“ They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “ On the day that I make
them My jewels{treasured possesion}.
And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him.” –
Mal 3:16-17


Who are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their nests? –
Isaiah 60:8

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret place of the steep
pathway{stairs}, Let me see your form, Let me hear your voice; For your
voice is sweet, and your form is lovely. -Song 2:14

*stairs speak of access to the Bridegroom’s presence

May you hear His song in your heart today and come running to Him
Fly into His waiting arms
Be drawn AWAY!

Song 2:8 {I hear} The voice of my beloved!
Behold, He comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.