Be exalted, Lord, in Your strength; we will sing and praise Your might. – (Psalm 21:13, HCSB)
Lord, we lift You up with our songs of praise. We sing and play songs about Your power! – (Psalm 21:13, ERV)
Show Your strength, God, so no one can miss it. We are out singing the good news! – (Psalm 21:13, MSG)
The strength of the Lord is all-encompassing; body, heart, mind and spirit. He provides the strength we need where it is needed, and it is yet another reason that we ought to sing and praise His Name. As we ask, God is faithful to provide. Most of this past year, I feel like that has been my constant prayer – Lord, please give me the strength that is needed to navigate this day. Each day, as I drove home from work, I could not help but sing from a grateful heart, for His strength had been provided anew, and His power, evident to me. Even on the days that were less than stellar, God’s strength was refreshed and renewed. Each morning, it was in the seeking that my heart was recharged and made ready for the new day. May we ever seek the Lord and ask Him to show us His strength where we need it, and let our hearts sing praise for His faithfulness that knows no end.
O Lord, we cry out,
To You once again;
To meet us with strength,
And make our paths plain.
May we ever sing,
Of the strength You give;
Grace for each new day,
Goodness as we live.
With arms wide open,
Let us choose give praise;
For strength provided,
Throughout all our days.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You show us Your strength again and again, and that Your faithfulness never ends. Thank You that You are our reason to sing praise. Forgive us for the times that we have neglected to give You credit for supplying all that we needed and more. Teach us to acknowledge and honor You for who You are and all that You do. Show us how to love those around us well, so that they too, may recognize the strength that You provide. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we sing praise and give You thanks for the strength that You alone provide. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
But I will sing of Your strength and will joyfully proclaim Your faithful love in the morning. For You have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble. – Psalm 59:16