Psalm 28:6 “Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.”
[LORD, YAHWEH, you are the great and Triune God, persistently merciful, purely holy, powerfully high, perfectly heavenly—therefore to you belongs all praise.
You are the prayer-hearing, prayer-answering God, stooping down from your Heavenly throne to hear and help us, to comfort and support us with your gracious right hand. Therefore, you are worthy of all exaltation.
I think of your mercy on one Sunday as we traveled to speak in a distant church: an accident on the other side of the freeway caused a huge traffic jam, backing things up on that side for miles, while on our side we could move right along and arrive in time for the meeting.
Then on the way back, there was another traffic jam, again on the other side, this time from all the people returning home on Sunday evening. However, again we were able to zoom right along and make it home in good time. You are the provider and protector, the merciful One who watches over us in the way we need it. I thank you for your practical and personal care.]
Psalm 28:7 “The LORD is my strength and my shield;”
[I am so weak, so vulnerable, naturally so easily defeated by the devil’s deceit and demons, as well as the people they use. But you, Lord Jesus, as the Victor, the Most High, the Almighty, the undefeatable Defeater, you tower over time and eternity, giving your strength to your children, making yourself our Rock, our Fortress, our Defender, our Stronghold.
You give us your shield of victory, you support us with your right hand. You stoop down to make us great. You reach down from on high and draw us out of deep waters, you rescue us from our powerful enemies, from our foes too strong for us, you save us because you delight in us and bring us into a spacious place (Ps. 18:16-19).
I give you praise and honor, glory and exaltation for the daily demonstration and revelation of your great goodness, Lord Jesus, as you work powerfully and personally in my life. Like yesterday you prevented an accident I almost caused. Thank you so much!
Forgive me for taking so much of your goodness for granted. Every time I arrive home safely, have enough to eat, experience peaceful sleep and awake to safety and beauty, I have experienced your mercy and kindness. Help me to note these God sightings every day and thereby grow in faith and praise so I can give you more honor. Amen.]
Picture: our granddaughter, Anna