Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of buckler and shield and rise up for my help. Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; say to my soul, “I am your salvation.” Psalm 35:1-3
I thank You that You are my salvation, my shield and my defense. Even though I am not engaged in warfare or a physical battle as David was when he wrote these verses, I thank You that You are my help and that I can call on You when I face situations that I feel are war-like. Thank You that You will contend with those who contend with me, and that You will rise up and be my help. You have saved me, and You will save me.