Psalm 9:2 “I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.”
[Yes, I will rejoice in you, my Most High God, for you are
and readily forgiving.
Praise is your due, praise is our privilege.
How can I not praise you in and for all things—pleasant or painful, nice or negative—when, in your magnificent, pristine, and perfect triune character, you are weaving all events together for good? Glory be to you now, today and forever, for you are worthy!]
Psalm 9:3-4 “My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you. For you have upheld my right and my cause;”
[Praise be to you, O warrior God, who fights for your children. You fight against Satan and sinners, selfishness and sin as they attack your children. Such help is not our right but a powerful privilege.
In myself I am not right, but your Word is right, you will is right and you Son is right—and you have made me righteous in Him. I praise you that out of your grace you fight for me, for all the followers of Jesus, for your Word, for all that is right.
As I “commit my way to the Lord, I will trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass, He shall bring forth my righteousness as the light and my judgment as the noon day sun” (Ps. 37:5-6). As I delight in and meditate on your word, according to your promise, I “will prosper in whatever [I] do.” (Ps. 1:3).