Psalms 3:3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
God does not need the permission of man to promote you. Therefore, do not be despondent by any attempt of man to put you down. Once your ways please God, you can expect Him to lift up your head.
David penned Psalms 3 during the time when his son Absalom led an uprising against him. Absalom had turned the heart of a large proportion of the people of Israel against David his father; as a result, David had to flee from his throne as his life was in danger. It was the belief of some that it was all over for David evidenced by some saying there was no help for David in God. He; however, did not share their sentiment and so he stated in Psalms 3:3 two (2) reasons for his perspective. First of all he noted that God was his shield or protector. With God as his shield he knew that he was fully covered and so no harm could come near him.
Secondly, he mentioned that the Lord was his glory. Because he had to flee his throne, it was the view of some that he had lost his honour; but as far as David was concerned his appointment was from God and not men, so man cannot take away his glory. It is for this reason David said the Lord is my glory. What he meant by that was that God was the source of his promotion and not man. It is against that background that he then concluded that the Lord is the lifter up of my head. What David was saying was that rather than looking to men, he would look to God to lift up his head.
Men may try to take away whatever honour you have and do whatever they can to keep you down. Men, in the same way that Saul tried to prevent David from becoming King. Never forget that it is God who is the lifter of your head. Focus on pleasing God and let him lift your head.
Prayer: Lord, thanks for lifting my head and for being my hiding place. In Jesus name, amen.