The scripture for today, July 10 (7/10), is Psalm 7:10 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.”
We wouldn’t need a shield if everything on earth was good. But God gave us free will to love Him or not, to follow Him or not. He did not want robots to love and follow Him, for that is not true love or true commitment.
And so each of us has an assignment in life: To bloom where we are planted. To be strong in the Lord when others want to tear us away from Him. To be an example. And when sometimes things get too difficult for us (and they do from time to time), God stands ready to shield us while we rest.
He loves us so.