Psalm 20:8 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses…They are brought to their knees and fall,”
[Horses die, chariots shatter, people pass, strength subsides, and all in the world come to the end of their rope where there is no further hope.]
“but we rise up and stand firm.”
[Yes, in you, Lord Jesus, strength endures forever: your love is everlasting and your grace goes on through all eternity. When we come to the end of our rope, we can switch to your infinite and eternal rope, surrendering to you, trusting in you, crying out to you.
In you we will be able to advance against a troop, to scale a wall in your power, for we are shielded by your goodness (Ps. 18:29). We will always be able to stand firm in you, if we have on the full armor of God.]
Psalm 20:9 “O LORD, save the king!”
[Praise you that you saved king David in every battle and in every difficulty–and through his line brought us our Savior!]
“Answer us when we call!”
[Every day we pray, and every day you answer in your faithfulness; you are my Rock in whom I can take refuge (Ps. 18:2). For this I give you praise and honor and glory, Lord. I give you exaltation, worship and thanksgiving. In your faithfulness you are worthy of all surrender, all obedience, all submission.
I bow before you, the Mighty Creator, the Powerful Sustainer, my Strong Defender. I rise up into this day to obey you by your power in praise, in patience, in trust, in thought, word and action. Glorify yourself in my life today, O Lord God. Amen.]