Ps. 3:3 God is my shield, my glory and the lifter of my head. For me, i have keyed into the phrase "lifter of my head" God is the lifter of my head! 1 Cor. 2:2 For i am determined not to know anything except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Yikes! I'm determined to know all about everything, and after trying my way, and muddling up, than looking to Jesus. The lifter of my head, off the ground, out of the muck! I always want to come to God all cleaned up and shiney, i forget, i need to go to God to GET clean! 1 peter 5:8-11 Control yourselves and be careful! The devil, your enemy, goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat. Refuse to give in to him, by standing strong in your faith. You know that your Christian family all over the world is having the same kinds of suffering. And after you suffer for a short time, God, who gives all grace, will make everything right. He will make you strong and support you and keep you from falling. He called you to share in His glory in Christ, a glory that will continue forever. All power is His forever and ever. Amen! How does this connect with the other scripture, uhmm. Many times i feel like there's a lion trying to devour me! I would say, in order to stand strong in our faith, we must look to Jesus. It also says "He will make you strong" When we keep our eyes on jesus, and the cross, the hard part is up to Him! We just need to keep looking and believing! God Bless!