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God is Our Shield

God’s justice is a comforting idea when we’re thinking about other people’s wrong-ness. 

But, when we start thinking about our own mistakes, suddenly it can feel pretty intimidating. 

Today, we’re meditating on a passage of Scripture that addresses how God is our shield and protection, but also highlights God’s wrath. Dive in with us!

Psalm 7:10–11

10 My shield is God Most High,

    who saves the upright in heart.

11 God is a righteous judge,

    a God who displays his wrath every day.

Observations from the Text

  • God protects (v. 10)
  • God saves (v.10)
  • God’s judgment is right (v. 11)
  • God has wrath (v. 11)

Prayers of Response

God, I’m intimidated by the idea of you “displaying your wrath every day” because _________.

I can trust you to shield me from _________ because you, God Most High, are my God!

Prayer Requests

Father, it doesn’t feel like I have an “upright heart” because _________. Please give me a pure heart that looks to you for help!

Please protect _________ (name) from the temptation of _________. Lead them to love you more.

Prayers of Readiness

Today, I will acknowledge that the idea of your wrath is confusing because _________. 

I need to see your justice come to _________, because it seems like evil is winning.


Turning to Scripture in times of hardship or when you’re in need of guidance is a great way to connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life. Visit this page for more Scripture meditations.

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