God Lifts My Head
Countless times I have approached God with my eyes downcast and my head hung in shame, like a puppy caught after making a big mess. I’m disappointed in myself. Even though I have free will and make my own choices, I’m surprised by my lack of control over my impulses and motives. But because of the Holy Spirit in me, God tenderly places His hand under my chin and lifts my head. He shields me from condemnation and shines His glory to lighten my eyes.
“But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” (Psalm 3:3 NIV)