Do you ever read Scripture and find yourself wondering, “is the Bible relevant today?” We definitely feel that disconnect. So we’ve set out to make Scripture meditations that give us a framework for how to start reading the Bible. Join us as we let the Bible be the Bible, and learn to engage with it meaningfully.

God Will Lift You Up

When you’re low, the best place to look is up. Look up at God, knowing he’s the One who protects you, and who will lift your head. You might be down for a while, but he wants good things for you. God will lift you up.

If you’re having trouble believing that today, because you feel like the “good” God wants for you is out of reach, try meditating through this Psalm with us, and talk to him about everything you’re processing.

Psalm 3:3-4

3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.

What This Teaches Us about God

  • He protects his people (v. 3)
  • He lifts us up when we’re down (v. 3)
  • He answers when we call out to him (v. 4)

Prayers of Response

Jesus, I praise you because I felt your shield of protection when _________.

Lord, right now, it feels like _________ has brought me really low, and I know you’re the one who will lift me up again.

Prayer Requests

Please help _________ (name) to feel your protection from _________ today.

Lord, please show me what your answer is to my prayers about _________, because it feels like you’ve been silent.

Prayers of Readiness

Lord, I will trust you to lift me up in the future because when _________ had me down, you lifted my head and gave me hope.

Today, I will call out to you for help with _________, because I want to walk in your strength and ability, not my own.


We believe simple Scripture meditations like this help us in our mission to creatively explore how we connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life. For more Scripture meditations, visit this page!

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