Ephesians 6:16 (KJV)
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
The shield of the roman soldier was not a small round shield. But a large oval shield he could actually stand behind for protection. It was layered with metal to keep it from burning. The enemy would throw small lead tipped darts that where covered in pitch and set on fire. The shield would protect the soldier from these projectiles.
The shield of faith will protect us from the wicked one. Faith will protect us from the fiery darts of uncertainty, uncertainty about our salvation, our calling, and all the aspects of our Christian walk. As written in psalms God will be our shield, Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield Psalm 33:20 (ESV) 20
Faith in God and his son Jesus will give each believer all the protection they need to fight off the fiery darts thrown at them. Giving us more opportunities to share the gospel and be positive Christian witness in the world today.
Dear Lord: Strengthen my faith so I can be protected from uncertainty. Give me the wisdom to understand that as one of your children you will provide the shield to protect me as I go about your work.
In Jesus name I pray amen.