Operation Desert Shield was the codename given to the U.S. military defense of Saudi Arabia and its oil installations following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. The most powerful military on earth provided a shield of defense to protect our national interest in that part of the world.

Faith provides a defense shield for the Christian who is vulnerable to attack from an army of wicked spiritual forces. The shield of faith is a necessary part of the believer’s battle suit which the Bible says to put on “that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” 

If you had to reach for your shield of faith right now, could you?

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG