You Are The Glory

“You Are The Glory”

Artist: Desperation Band

Album: Center of it All

written by: Jon Egan and Paul Mabury

LYRICS:

More than the air I breathe, You are the life I need
You are my King You are my Lord
More than the praise of man, You are the source of all that I am
You are my King You are my Lord

Salvation belongs to our God, Salvation belongs to our God

You are the Glory, the Lifter of my head
Your name is holy holy
You are the Savior, my Shield and Righteousness
You are the glory glory

More than security, You are the hope I seek
You are my King You are my Lord

You heard my cry and delivered me
So here I am at Your feet at Your feet
You heard my cry and delivered me
So here I am at Your feet at Your feet

 

Psalm 3:1-4

        “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. 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. 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!

           The words written by David in Psalm 3:1-4; while they contain a powerful testimony of faith in the Lord, seem like a very difficult situation for us to understand or relate to. In this moment, David was experiencing grief and fear that many of us are unfamiliar with. David, as he is writing this Psalm, is fleeing from the murderous armies sent to kill him by none other than his own son Absalom! While you may have experienced fear and oppression in your day, my guess is that you have never experienced a persecution like this.

          However, when we look to this story to grasp a deeper understanding of God as our protector, shield, and glory then we see a truth that is immutable in it’s beauty and promise to all of God’s people. The faith of David was that God would indeed protect him and shield him from his enemies that were quickly approaching; a promise that God continually delivered on. And yet, in our current place in time, we understand the concept of enemies in a much different way. Our enemies show themselves less by weapons and chariots, and more by doubt and dissension. They do not come yielding  swords and spears, but lies and temptations.

          When David thought of the way God loved and protected him, he saw a caring father who would reach down to him in his fear and distress and place his hand under his chin, lift his eyes to meet His own, and say, “I am here, I will protect you, I will sustain you, I alone will bring salvation.” How much more then, can we celebrate as believers knowing that the God who breathed out the stars, has reached down and offered up salvation to us through his perfect son when the enemy had completely engulfed us. We are compelled simply to fall at his feet in praise, thankfulness, and worship. Hallelujah!

 

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