Defensive Action

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But let all those rejoice who put their trust in YOU; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. Psalm 5:11

Do you need defending? There are times when we all do. Perhaps you’ve been wrongfully accused of something or had assumptions made about you that were false. The knee-jerk response can often be the wrong choice. “Who said that? Well, I’ll just go set them straight…” There is a time for that, but most often it’s a time to be still and let Him sift it out. It’s sort of like panning for gold. There’s a lot of dirt involved but once it’s fully processed, IF there’s gold to be found it shines forth, just like the truth.

The next verse (Psalm 5:12) reads: For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

Don’t stand in frozen amazement the next time you need defending. He’s already said He would be our shield. Therefore, one must be needed from time to time in this world. Let’s instead try to not be the cause of someone’s need for a shield. Amen?


Dina Seaton has served on staff for 15 years, currently in Partner Care. She is a proud Air Force mom and loves spending time with her son wherever he is, near or far. He is truly her greatest joy.  Dina came to Christ in 2000. She loves God and wants to love Him more!


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