Wednesday, February 24, 2010

God, you are my God, and I will ever praise you!

You are my refuge, my rock, my hiding place when I need one from the world. You restore my soul with encouragement, and I am helped.

You are my strength, when I have none. Empty, I come to you, and you fill me anew.

When I am tempted, I call out to you, and you deliver me. You strengthen me by your Holy Spirit, and I have power to endure, to not be moved from your will for me. You encourage me to keep my eyes focused only upon you. You are my Deliverer, for you are the lifter of my head.

You comfort me; you soothe my soul. You are my joy, for the joy of the Lord is my strength.

You are the Constant One, the one who never changes. You promised in your word, you would never leave me or forsake me. You stick to me closer than a brother. You are FOR me, not against me. You never condemn me or reject me, for you love me, and I am become whole, complete. You love me with a tender, everlasting love. I whisper in reply, "I love you, too, Jesus."

You cause me to climb higher, to look up instead of sitting in my blues; you fill me with purpose and peace, that I cannot explain in human terms. Joy runs over and spills out of my heart.

I am never alone, for you are always with me. How could I be lonely? for you are always with me. My heart skips a beat because I know you are near, and I am helped.

I lift my hands to you, my God. I thank you for keeping me on the path you set out for me. I thank you for your peace, my helmet of salvation, my sword of the spirit. I praise you that you gird me with righteousness and strength, my shoes of peace. Your angels shield me, so that I may live and keep on serving you. You teach my hands to war, and my mouth to confess my victory, for in You, I am more than a conqueror. Without you, I am weak, trampled into the dust. You are the lifter of my head.

You give me the neck of the enemy of my soul, for you have proclaimed that I am the head, not the tail. Halleluia! I can do all things THROUGH Christ, who strengthens me. You sing victory songs over me, and I am helped.

You cause me to stand and not be moved. My heart is full of thanks, because you cause me to succeed, to persist, when I call out to you. I put my trust in you, for you never forget me, your child. You never let me down, you are trustworthy, and worthy of my praise. You pull me up, out of the dust, and set my feet upon a rock, the Rock, Jesus.

You supply all of my needs. God, you are my God, and I will ever praise you!

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