May 16 – God is my Strength
Posted by DiscoverOneThing
Sitting at the feet of Jesus is building a divine relationship. As with any relationship, it becomes easier to trust someone when we get to know them better. In this 3-week study, we are seeking to get to know God better through the Psalms, to grow this divine relationship as we put our faith and hope in Him and love Him with all our heart. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it focused on today’s truth using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Comments are always welcome on our website for questions, discussion, and accountability.
1 To you, Lord, I call;
you are my Rock,
do not turn a deaf ear to me.
For if you remain silent,
I will be like those who go down to the pit.
2 Hear my cry for mercy
as I call to you for help,
as I lift up my hands
toward your Most Holy Place.
3 Do not drag me away with the wicked,
with those who do evil,
who speak cordially with their neighbors
but harbor malice in their hearts.
4 Repay them for their deeds
and for their evil work;
repay them for what their hands have done
and bring back on them what they deserve.
5 Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord
and what his hands have done,
he will tear them down
and never build them up again.
6 Praise be to the Lord,
for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.
8 The Lord is the strength of his people,
a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your inheritance;
be their shepherd and carry them forever.
God is my Strength | Dyea Rowland
David is calling out for deliverance, enemies all around, not only him but for all of his people. With the authority that he calls on the Lord, we see that he has this unwavering tone of thanksgiving to the Lord too (vs. 6). David knows where his sustaining strength comes from, and it’s from the Lord.
My strength comes from You and You alone. I have seen Your strength, power, and authority come through so strongly this week, in so many ways. In ways that not only sustained me but in others around me (like in verse 8). Jesus, You know I am weak, and even disobedient at times. I don’t mean to be, but because You prompt me and give me that strength… I see Your glory manifest daily, not only in my life but in lives around me. I long for and anticipate to grow stronger in You, but I know I need Your strength to do so.
Father, You have sustained me,when I’ve had nothing left to give. You gave me the strength and the words to pray, when I knew prayers for hurting souls needed to be prayed. You give me the strength when my flesh fights You, and lately it has. Thank You for being my strength and allowing the strength You are so generous with to be apparent in others. In Jesus’ name…Amen.
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