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I Shall Sing of Your Strength

April 9, 2018


I Shall Sing of Your Strength

It seems like King David  was often  in great need  of being delivered  from his enemies.     Though David often needed God  to save his life  from bloodthirsty enemies,  David had something special  in his heart.     He had a sure faith  in the LORD’s power and love  to save him  in whatever way  God’s wisdom chose.     And…  David had a heart filled  with thanksgiving  for everything God did.

That’s something everyone should remember.     Complaining comes so naturally  to our sinful natures  —  but, when people do have their desires fulfilled,  they often forget  to give sincere thanks  the way King David did.     We all need loving hearts  of faith  that joyfully sing God’s praises  for every good thing  God blesses us with.

In Psalm 59,  David tells  of how his enemies were stalking him all the time  in an attempt  to ambush him and kill him.     David realized  that they were very ungodly men,  full of hatred and cursing  for no reason at all,  since David had never done anything  to offend them.     Because David was innocent  of any wrongdoing,  he put his trust  in the LORD  and sang God’s praises  —  knowing that God is the Almighty.

Full of faith,  David sang  in Psalm 59:16-17,

But as for me,  I shall sing  of Your strength;
Yes,  I shall joyfully sing  of Your lovingkindness  in the morning,
For You have been my stronghold
And a refuge  in the day  of my distress.
O my strength,  I will sing praises  to You;
For God is my stronghold,  the God  who shows me lovingkindness.

In all his troubles,  David was glad and sure  of God’s “lovingkindness”  and “strength”  to help.     He had no bitterness over his dire situation  —  nor did he ever deny  the LORD’s faithfulness  and mercy.     Why?     Because David knew  from God’s word  that the LORD loves His children  —  all those  who put their trust  in the LORD.

Whatever our challenges  in life,  we need to “joyfully sing” God’s praises  for all the good reasons  that David mentions throughout the Psalms.

Acknowledging God’s faithful love  and His wisdom  in guiding us  through this life,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for being our sure defense  and help  in every situation.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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