“Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” Proverbs 30:5
At some point, anything other than God Himself can become an idol… they all reach the point of idolatry.
Your salvation is your relationship with God. Trials are designed by Him to get you to run to Him and humbly submit to His will.
When we run to Him instead of anyone or anything else, we get what we need: grace, mercy, peace, protection, blessing– a shield.
What are common refuges in your life? In what way do these refuges replace God?