Psalm 28:1 “To you I call, O LORD”
[You are the great I Am, the LORD, Yahweh, the Holy One who is totally other, totally self-sufficient, without need of anyone. You are pure and sinless, spotless and good. Your glory is in your holiness. You hate sin and will punish it, but love the sinner and provide a way of forgiveness. You are the LORD, worthy to be worshiped, worthy of praise, worthy of reverence and awe, fear and obedience. Glory belongs to you; may all glory be to you.]
“You are…my Rock;”
[You, the Great and Mighty One have made yourself to be my Rock: unshakable, unmovable, unassailable, undefeatable, impregnable. In you there is security, in you there is safety. Nothing can get through you to me expect what you allow in your wisdom and love. I can rest in you, be secure in you, trust in you. You are the everlasting eternal Rock, ever the same, ever trustable, ever good.]
“do not turn a deaf ear to me.”
[I praise you, Lord, that your ear is ever listening, never deaf towards your children. You are the prayer-hearing, prayer-answering God. You delight in having us come to you in prayer, and you delight in answering us. You may chasten us by not answering when we are willfully living in sin, but the problem then is with us, not you. Praise you for your faithful, loving, Fatherhood commitment to hear and answer your children.]
“For if you remain silent, I will be like those who have gone down to the pit.”
[This is true: if we had no access to you, how would we be different from those who don’t believe, who live in death, from those who have already died? In you, Lord Jesus we are given access to light, life, love, and lasting goodness—for that is what you are. And you are always there in our lives.
Praise you that your Word ever speaks to us, that you are active to bring us through each valley, through each dark night, through each difficulty and danger, for you are our great Shepherd who speaks and is not silent.]
Lord, today I lay my life before you on the altar of obedience. I praise you now for what you will bring, for how you will guide, for how you will protect. I can trust you to do what is right, to bring what is best, to lead in what is wise.
May you be glorified in my life today, be honored, lifted up and exalted in my thoughts, motives, words and actions. Protect me from the evil one and evil men; protect me from myself; protect your own glory. Amen.]