Your faithful love is better than life, so my lips praise you. By my life, I will praise you. In your name, I lift my hands in prayer. When I sit down to satisfy my hunger, my joyful lips hunger to praise you! I remember you while lying on my bed. I think about you in the middle of the night. That is because you are the one who helps me. It makes me happy to be under your protection! I stay close to you, and you hold me with your powerful arm.Psalm 18:25-36 ERV
Lord, you are faithful to those who are faithful. You are good to those who are good. You never do wrong to those who have done no wrong. But you outsmart the wicked, no matter how clever they are. You help those who are humble, but you humiliate the proud. LORD, you provide the flame for my lamp. You, God, turn the darkness around me into light. With your help I can defeat an army. If my God is with me, I can climb over enemy walls. God’s way is perfect. The LORD’S promise always proves to be true. He protects those who trust in him. There is no God except the LORD. There is no Rock except our God. God is the one who gives me strength. He clears the path I need to take. He makes my feet as steady as those of a deer. Even on steep mountains he keeps me from falling. He trains me for war so that my arms can bend the most powerful bow. Lord, you have given me your shield to protect me. You support me with your right hand. It is your help that has made me great. You cleared a path for my feet so that I could walk without stumbling.