Psalm 3: Salvation Belongs To The LORD

David poured his heart out through the writing of psalms many times in his life. Often in dark and challenging times. Through psalms he expressed the greatness of God and his trust in God. His psalms help us pour our hearts out to God today.

There was a time in David’s life where he had to gather his loved ones and run away from Absalom his own son who turned against David and betrayed him. It is then that he wrote Psalm 3. Look at what he wrote:

“A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. O LORD, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; many are saying of my soul, ‘There is no salvation for him in God.’ Selah But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I cried aloud to the LORD, and He answered me from His holy hill. Selah I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me. I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around. Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God! For You strike all my enemies on the cheek; You break the teeth of the wicked. Salvation belongs to the LORD; Your blessing be on Your people! Selah”

David felt the pressure of his enemies around him. His enemies tried to make him feel that he had no hope in God. But David knew better. David knew that God was with him. He called out to God and knew that God would hear him. He beautifully described God’s care for him as a shield about him, his glory, and the lifter of his head. The Lord sustained David and David took courage. David knew the Lord could and would take care of his enemies. He knew that salvation belongs to the LORD!

We need to take strength and courage in the LORD our God. He knows. He cares. He hears. He will help and give us the strength we need to face any foe or trial of life. We need to be like David and be comforted in the love and care of our wonderful God. Be not afraid of anyone or anything because salvation belongs to the LORD!


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