Psalm 32:7 You, Lord God, “are my hiding place;”
[In the midst of my problems, difficulties, disappointments and pain, I can come to you with my fears, my anxiety, my dread and know that you will warmly receive me, help me and protect me. In you I am safe, in you I can be obedient to what you have told me is true, no matter what my emotions tell me.]
“you will protect me from trouble”
[Praise you for your power to protect and your commitment to my goodness. You have made me one of those “who through faith are shielded by God’s power” (1 Pet. 1:5). Thank you for the assurance that whatever you allow will be for my good and for your glory. Help me to therefore praise you for whatever comes today.]
“and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
[ May my life be one long song of praise and honor to you, Lord, as I sing of your daily protection, your power, your deliverance.] Selah
Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”
[Praise you for your faithfulness and wisdom as you give guidance and insight in all. Through your Word you give us clear instructions, like, “Turn left at the fork onto wisdom way, remembering my Word: ‘overcome evil with good.’ Now turn right onto the path of trust, thinking truth: ‘forgive as God has forgiven you.’ Wait here a bit in the place of restoration: ‘My soul, find rest in God alone,’ and remember the truth of Psalm 23, waiting quietly in my presence. Now you can proceed, but keep straight on the road of life, thinking my thoughts, ‘giving thanks in all things.’ And ‘fret not yourself’ but ‘trust in the Lord and do good.”
So, Lord God, following your instructions, I can proceed in the way I should go. Thank you for how personally and carefully you lead me on through the dangers, toils and snares of life, how specific your advice and commands are, how full of love and kindness your work is.
I praise you, Lord God for all that you will do in my life today–as you do every day–for you are my faithful and loving King, my powerful Shepherd and my gracious God. Praise you for how you will work all out. Help me to think your Word, to heed your counsel, to follow your instructions and to walk in your way.