hold [chazaq] of shield [magen] and
buckler [tsinnah], and stand up [quwm] for mine help [`ezrah]. KJV-Interlinear
2 Take hold
of shield and buckler and rise for my help! ESV
The shield and buckler are weapons of defense. The shield is the smaller weapon, hand held for more mobility and flexibility in defense against the onslaught of enemy weapons. The buckler, a larger protection, refers to the total covering of the body of some sort. It can be thought of as the fortress or impenetrable defense through which enemies cannot breach.
The world around us all is constantly on the offense against us, and the first line of defense, in one’s protection.
Jesus Christ of course is that protection.
Put the world in front of any one of us and we are small to non-existent by comparison. The world is far too great for anyone of us to handle, let alone defend ourselves against.
With an overwhelming world it is far too easy for one to have self-pity, disenchantment, frustration, regrets, and so forth, because after all, it is better to think that life should have been better than it is, had this or that not happened to us. Typically we look to exterior people, things, or events to lay the blame at, but the real blame is not with the world, but within ourselves.
And that self-blame is due to not looking to God as the infinite and wise person that He is, knowing every detail of our life, and providing everything necessary to give us a life in this world, regardless of the circumstances we have or will face in this world.
If you are down on yourself, for whatever reason, then your spiritual life is lacking. You are not looking at life through Gods eyes. You are looking at life through human viewpoint, which is always the wrong view.
God has a shield and a fortress. God permits us to wander through this life, as we all do, but He places His shield and protection around us, in spite of ourselves.
It is easy to say, that if this or that did or did not happen, then we would have had a better life. But such is never the case, and never true. The fact that this or that did happen is proof that God needed you to go through the experience in order for you to learn and grow, and ultimately look to Him.
If your life looks continually at the negatives, then you have missed the point entirely.
If you begin to look at God, then there is hope for you.
The long and short of it is, God has a plan for your life, and regardless of where you have come from, regardless of what you are been through, Gods plan for you, is never dependent on any of those things. You have but to look to Him, study and learn, and grow up. Everything in life is irrelevant, because it is all temporary in this world.
The only thing that is permanent is Gods truth, which if you learn it, will become a permanent part of you.