But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. – Psalm 3:3This psalm was written while David was fleeing as his own son, Absalom, was attempting to take over David’s kingdom. The emotions in this psalm run strong and well they should. Yet in the midst of this turmoil David cries out to God to be his shield. God is ultimately the one who lifts our head from our current circumstances. As we cry aloud God will answer!
Recently someone told me that he stopped praying and nothing happened. He had prayed and suddenly realized that nothing really happened. He began wondering if God was really there. That deviation has taken him far off the track. I believe Satan wants us to believe that we would cry out to God and he wouldn't hear us or do anything to help us. But, here David clearly cries out and his cries are heard by God often. God answered him clearly. Make no mistake that God hears our pleas, cares and answers.