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As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.
I love the image of God surrounding me. It makes me feel protected and loved. One of my favorite verses is the one just below, Psalm 3:3, because he not only surrounds me but when my head is bowed in sorrow or defeat. he lifts it up!
But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance.
Many are the woes of the wicked,
but the Lord’s unfailing love
surrounds the one who trusts in him.
Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
For the angel of the LORD is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.