Many are they who say of me,
“There is no help for him in God.” Selah
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
4 I cried to the Lord with my voice,
And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah Psalm 3:2-4
Selah: From calah; suspension (of music), i.e. Pause Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
Though the exact meaning of the Hebrew word from which we derive “Selah” is cloudy, it is generally accepted as a word used to indicate a musical pause in a song. In sheet music is it a mark called a rest. We pause or rest because it gives greater meaning to what has gone before. Just as in a garden, the spaces between the flowers help define their beauty so also in the word of God. We pause, think about what has been said, then launch out into the next verse.
If today you are under attack follow David’s example. Pause, remember the promises of God, and trust that He has hears your cry! Then, pause again and be grateful that we belong to such a faithful Savior and God! He is our shield, our glory and the lifter of our heads!