"Though I hang my head in sorrow, I shall very soon lift it up in joy and thanksgiving. What a divine trio of mercies is contained in this verse!—defence for the defenceless, glory for the despised, and joy for the comfortless." - C. H. Spurgeon
"But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head." -Psalm 3:3
Do you ever find yourself needing one or three of these "mercies" from God as Spurgeon characterizes them?
Defense for the defenseless
Glory for the despised
Joy for the comfortless
Pray to God the prayer David prayed in Psalm 3 when he was fleeing from his son Absalom.
Read Who He is personally:
A Shield to me
The Lifter-up of my head
My Shield - protects, defends
"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him." -Psalm 28:7
My Glory - honor, reputation, dignity
"In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God." - Psalm 62:7
My Uplifter - raises up, uplifts
"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God." - Psalm 42:11