Psalm 18:31 “For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?”
There is no one else like you, O LORD–all others are creatures with a finite beginning, each one designed to be in relation to you. You only are the source of unchanging goodness, unshifting stability and unending grace.
You are the wholly other One, different from your creatures in essence, in eternalness, in entirety. You are perfect in each aspect so there is no need for change or growth, maturing or learning. You know all, you do all in completeness while making no mistakes.
What appears to be failure is actually perfection in process, such as the death of Christ; without this seeming defeat there would be no resurrection, no regeneration, no redemption. It was just one part of the perfect plan you were bringing to pass. You only are our Lord. You only are the Rock, you only are to be worshiped.
Psalm 18:32 “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.”
[It is not my wisdom or effort, my talent or training nor my resources—it is you alone, Lord God, who prepares all: you are the Mighty and Wise One who pours strength into my life, who goes before and prepares situations, relationships and me for the way to be perfect according to you.
Right now there are a number of uncertainties before us, all of which I could worry about. But to reject worry, to trust you by praise for your help before any appears, to think the truth of who you are, to find my rest in you (Ps. 62)–these all fulfill the purpose you have given me in life: to give you glory and honor before all.
You, out of your eternal riches, have prepared more than I need of strength and grace, power and wisdom, guidance and protection. Whether I see them or not, sense them or not, you are pouring them into my life and I will praise you for your goodness and graciousness now!]