Psalm 5:11 “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.”
[Yes, you, Lord Jesus, are the source of true Joy. To know you brings belonging, worth, power, meaning, purpose, direction and rest. All that we long for is in You.
You are our Refuge and Strength, our Mighty Rock, our Fortress in the day of evil. You invite us into your protection, you open the way to safety, and for those who come, you give joy.
Truly, knowing you is wonderful; you are the Mighty Shepherd, the Powerful Creator, the Strong Sustainer, the All-knowing King, the Majestic Victor over all evil–who in the end will right all wrongs–and you are our High Priest who lives forever to intercede for us. Yes, knowing you is enough for joy!]
You “Spread your protection over them,”
[You yourself are our our tent of refuge over us every day, every minute: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty”!!! (Psalm 91:1).
As we choose to live in the grace of your presence, your light banishes darkness, your power defeats fear, your plans erase confusion. You are our personal protection, our gracious guide, our constant keeper and our persistent provider.
We can praise you for whatever comes, good or ghastly, delightful or difficult, nice or nasty, for you are wise and good, powerful and protecting, allowing only what can be used for growth, good and your glory!]
“that those who love your name may rejoice in you.”
[It is such a privilege to love your name, Lord Jesus. You are Yahweh, the Eternal One, the Holy I AM. You are Elohim, the Triune Creator and Faithful Redeemer. You are Adonai, the Lord of all who has the right to demand full obedience and faithfully provides all we need so we can do so.
We love your name and with all our being rejoice in you wholeheartedly, enthusiastically, willfully! May this bring you much honor today as we continually offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving in whatever you allow.]