But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head. (Psalm 3:3)
Dear Woman of God,
“He is the lifter of your head”.
These words have brought me so much comfort every time I’ve been in tears on the floor or facing a disappointment in my life. In the midst of my uncontrollable tears, I clearly remember how my mom would wait for my eyes to meet hers and she would firmly say, while placing her hand underneath my chin,
“God is the lifter of my head.”
I never really understood what she meant when she said that to me as a child, but now that I am older, I get it! My mom engraved those words in my head and in my heart every time I was faced with disappointment and sorrow. Now, I actually know and experience how GOD really is the lifter of my head.
I’ve been through a few disappointments and trials in my life. When I was younger, my dad, even though great in so many ways, struggled with alcohol. Whenever he went out, my sisters and I would fear and dread when he would return home. However, I remember mom would grab our hands and take us to a quiet room. She would raise our chins to look at her as she reminded us to look up and pray.
God is the lifter of our heads.
We were so young at the time, however, I am grateful for the words and the example our mom set for us while we were young. It has taught me and my sisters to run to God always.
For He alone was and still is lifter of our head.
What makes this testimony more amazing is that after seven years of looking to God as the lifter of our heads and praying for our dad’s struggle with alcohol, God came through. He heard our prayers and honored the fact that we looked to Him as the lifter of our heads. This year marks the fourteenth year (double) of my dad’s freedom from alcohol!
God is the lifter of your head, continue to keep your chin up as you look to Him to bring you through whatever sorrow and trial you are facing right now.