You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
- Psalm 3:3
Has there ever been a moment in your life where you messed up so badly, all you could do was hang your head? In that moment, did shame take over as you stared at the ground?
Whether you’ve made mistakes, embarrassed yourself, failed at something, or were disappointed in yourself to the point of wanting to give up, the Lord wants you to know He has not given up on you. He is here to be the lifter of your head.
When shame tries to take hold of us and keep us away from the loving arms of our Father, He would rather embrace us and lift our chin to look into His eyes and whisper words of encouragement, grace and forgiveness.
Like a loving parent lifts the head of their child, so does your Heavenly Father want to do the same for you.
Unlike our earthly loved ones who are limited to time and space, our Heavenly Father is there for us all the time in every moment.
He never gets tired of us. He is not repelled by our neediness of Him, but drawn to us in our deep longing for His love!
Do you feel like your head has hung low recently?
The Lord is here to lift it back up today. Whether it be shame, embarrassment, or discouragement you feel, choose to run to your Heavenly Father where He can wrap you in His arms like a shield.
As you do this, not only will He lift your head, but He will lift up your spirit within you.
He has not given up on you!
Prayer: Lord, help me to run to you when I trip and fall. I don’t want to hide my face from you. Shame is not my portion, for you are my portion. Thank you, Father, for your love that washes over me and casts off all shame!