Psalm 5:12 ESV
For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.
To be covered - to be or serve as a covering for; extend over; rest on the surface of; to place something over or upon, as for protection, concealment, or warmth. to serve as a substitute for someone who is absent; to hide the wrongful or embarrassing action of another by providing an alibi or acting in the other's place; as a lid of a container or the binding of a book. a blanket or quilt to keep one warm; a screen; a shelter. Defense against harm or danger and a provision for safety. a guard or defense, a shield against injury or death. Something that covers over and acts as a place of refuge. (www.dictionary.com)
So I typed in the words "to be covered" and these were the definitions I received. Again, I'm excited, because Dictionary.com got it right on both a physical and a spiritual level. To be covered with the favor of GOD! Oh Glory!
GOD's favor has been placed over you. It will protect and conceal you. It will be your warmth in the midst of a cold world. JESUS stood in at the cross for us all; our substitute. HE took our sins and gave us salvation.
I have to stop right here and tell someone who experienced someone not being where they should have been in your life, that GOD has and will continue to stand in. Let HIM heal your heart today. Trust GOD!
HE is a lid to a container. HE will contain your enemy. GOD has a lid that HE is soon placing over your enemy and you'll never see the things you have seen ever again. When GOD covers you, HE binds you like a book; HE holds you together. This is why you didn't lose your mind when you thought you would. I could go on and on about this scripture, but I think it's been covered!