The Depth of God’s Love

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.  The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. (Psalms 18:1-2)
The Lord is the defender of your heart. 
When David wrote this Psalm, it was a song of victory and breakthrough.
In fact, this poem appears twice in the Bible due to how important it is. (You can also find it in 2 Samuel 22.)
As a beloved child of God, He is your defender. What does it mean to defend? Well, to defend has numerous meanings… some are: “to cover,” “to surround,” “to guard,” “to safeguard”, “to secure”, “to cushion,” “advocate”, “plead”, and “to protect.”
In your relationship with God, He is all of these things for you!
Because of God’s extravagant love for you, He is VERY protective of you.
Think about some of your loved ones for a moment. If you saw one of your friends or family members being attacked or hurt in anyway, you would naturally jump to help them, right?
God is the same way with us.
When we look at this verse, some people think of God being their protection just in the physical sense. While that is true, He is our defender in so many other ways as well. 
He is also our defender from ourselves. 
For example, have you ever bad-mouthed yourself, beaten yourself up with insults, and then felt convicted about it later?
Well, that’s the Holy Spirit trying to defend you!
Or maybe the Lord spoke through a family member or friend to stop you from talking bad about yourself. 
The Lord does all of these things because you are His child and He loves you. 
Rejoice in the depths of God’s love for you. As your best friend, you can count on Him to have your back!
“Heavenly Father, thank you for being the defender of my heart and for saving me, even from myself. I love you Lord, and I choose to sing your songs of victory as I am confident in you as my refuge! Amen.”
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!