We all have times in our life when we are overwhelmed and feel plain old weak. We feel like we are not winning at life and there is defeat at every door. It seems as if this world in which we live is full of evil and we just cannot see the good.
David reminds us in this Psalm that –
We are not strong. He is.
We are not victorious. He Is
We are not joyful. He is.
The great news- He is and He Lives in us, He hears us and He knows our heart.
He is our strength, our joy, He equips us and causes us to become victorious!
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 The king rejoices in your strength, Lord.
How great is his joy in the victories you give!
2 You have granted him his heart’s desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips.
3 You came to greet him with rich blessings
and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—
length of days, for ever and ever.
5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great;
you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6 Surely you have granted him unending blessings
and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the Lord;
through the unfailing love of the Most High
he will not be shaken.
8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies;
your right hand will seize your foes.
9 When you appear for battle,
you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace.
The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath,
and his fire will consume them.
10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
their posterity from mankind.
11 Though they plot evil against you
and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.
12 You will make them turn their backs
when you aim at them with drawn bow.
13 Be exalted in your strength, Lord;
we will sing and praise your might.
I rejoice in Your strength Lord.
When You give me victories, I am filled with joy.
You grant me my heart’s desires – you listen to my requests.
You have given me many blessings – I feel like queen.
You gave me my life, each and every day.
In my victories, you are glorified, Lord.
I am blessed to be part of your Royal Family.
Your blessings are unending. In Your presence I am glad.
I trust in You and Your unfailing love.
Inside Your love I cannot be shaken.
Your Hand grasps Your enemies, Lord.
When You show up for battle – you are like a blazing furnace.
You swallow Your enemies with fire.
I am so angry at the evil in the world, Lord.
They plot and plan wicked schemes.
You see them.
You cause them to turn their backs and You draw Your bow.
Lord, I exalt You! You are mighty in strength.
I will sing Your praise! – Amen