Psa 3:3 But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
This is a psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. In the midst of his distress, he was also told there was no salvation for him. At this point he could resolve to remain distressed or be encouraged He chose to arm himself with 3 truths, 1. the Lord is my shield, 2. the Lord is my glory and 3. the Lord is the lifter of my head.
The Lord had been a shield for him as he overcame the lion, the bear, Goliath, many battles. He would trust Him to continue by His power to be his favor, his shield.
The Lord was his glory, he raised him from the field as shepherd to be a king in a palace. David’s strength did not lift him up, God did, and He who began a good work in him would be faithful to complete it despite the challenges.
The Lord was the lifter of his head, meaning his encouragement when he had his head hanging in defeat and fear. And He is the lifter up of the heads of His people in conversion, from a low estate, and sets them among princes to inherit the throne of glory. He gives His people comfort, peace, and joy, which causes them to lift up their heads. In your point of defeat and fear, arm yourself with these 3 truths as David did.