Living by Grace

Dedicated to providing guidance in daily living through the power of God's grace as experienced in our union with Christ.

The Lifter Up of My Head

But You, O LORD, are … the One who lifts up my head.      Psalm 3:3

The title of Psalm three indicates it was written by David as he fled from Jerusalem and from his son Absalom.

Possibly, David was expressing faith that God would restore him as the King of Judah—from where he was being driven.

The statement, however, could be a reference to his emotions. David’s circumstances would have caused most of us to hang our heads—circumstances creating emotions such as fear, disappointment, confusion, and grief about his son.

We have all experienced different emotions resulting in the bowed heads. Who has not heard some loving person command, “Now get your head up?”

A friend who began experiencing his crucifixion, burial, and resurrection was asked if his lifestyle had been affected. Among other significant things he wrote the following:

I began walking with my head up and looking people in the face. I had walked with my head down not looking at people I came near.

If you are now facing circumstances that have left you in an emotional state resulting in the drooping head, why not consider joining this brother? Why not immediately turn to the biblical truth of our oneness with Jesus in crucifixion, burial, and resurrection?

The nature of your circumstances and emotions is not the determining factor in God’s ability to lift up your head.

God can give victory whether the cause is disappointment, confusion, discouragement, guilt and shame, depression, or grief.

God lifts up our heads when we walk in grace; when we experience our crucifixion, burial, and resurrection by obeying the five commands of Romans 6:11-13.