It is good to recognize that God is our strong shield, and that He will protect us at all times of difficulty no matter where we are because God will always be there.
We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
Definition of a shield:
Defense weapon that serves to protect the body from the opponent’s blows,
formed by a metal or wood plate that is held by the arm.
“The shield is carried on the arm opposite to the one that manages the attack weapon”
As this definition says, in times of war the shield was used by the soldiers to protect themselves from the attacks of the adversaries. It was a great protection tool.
A soldier could not go out to battle without his shield or his armor, these protections allowed the soldiers to last longer fighting their opponents.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
If God is our shield, we should be confident like a lion all the time, only worrying that this shield is always protecting us from all plans of the enemy and from all the wickedness of the evil one.
Our confidence must be placed in the Lord God of hosts, without fear what can make us lose heart, because He is our shield forever.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
It is good that we understand that His mercy keeps us from all evil, because that is His divine will, so let us never forget that He will always be our shield and that He will remain so for all eternity.
The word of God is faithful and true and never fails and will never fail. He does not lie, but He keeps His promises above all that opposes God’s being our shield. So if you are hopeless because someone told you that there is no one who takes care of you and that you do not have a shield over you, tell them that it is a lie because there is a God who is our hope and strong shield, and who remains forever.