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Psalm 3:1-4

LORD, how my foes increase! There are many who attack me. Many say about me, “There is no help for him in God.” (Selah) But You, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts up my head. I cry out to the LORD, and He answers me from His holy mountain. (Selah)

A Selah is a pause. Read this passage again, and pause on each Selah. David’s focus before the first Selah was on the attacks from his enemies as he described their increasing threats upon him and their belief that God was not great enough to save him from their fierce onslaught. Then, he paused.

David needed a minute to re-focus, and we need to do the same thing. During that first Selah, David turned his attention to his God, who was greater than any enemy he faced, was with him in battle, and could deliver him completely or strengthen him for victory. When David paused and turned to God, he saw God as a shield around him, glorified in purpose, and lifting his head in encouragement to move forward. David cried out to God, fully expecting an answer, and he always got one.

What we need most when the cares of the world come crashing in on us is a big old Selah – a time just to pause and turn our attention to God. Changing our perspective is the first step in changing our situation. A Selah – time to pause and re-focus – can give us that new perspective we need to see God as greater than any circumstance we face and to depend upon Him.

If everything seems to be working against you today, stop and Selah. God knows your enemies, and they are not big enough to handle Him! He can make them flee or move you to a better place to achieve His purpose. Take some time to change your perspective, and receive the help you need from a God who loves you, is with you, and has promised to never leave you. Selah!

Have a blessed day!

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