Thursday, October 13, 2011

Psalm 18 ~ My Strength in Time of Struggle


A personal confession adapted from the Psalms.

My Strength in Time of Struggle ~ from Psalm 18

I love you, Yahweh, my Strength.
Yahweh my Rock,
My Fortress,
My Deliverer.
I call upon Yahweh ~
He is worthy of all praise ~
And I am rescued.

When I am in distress, I call upon Yahweh.
I cry out to my God
And He hears my voice.
My cry comes before Him
And He does not turn His ear away from me.
He answers and acts on my behalf.

When I am surrounded by darkness,
Yahweh gives me light.
With Him, I can charge into battle,
By my God, I can leap over barriers.
He is my shield and I trust in Him.

Who is God, except Yahweh?
And who is a rock, except God?
He arms me with strength
And keeps me on the path of victory.
He makes my steps swift and sure,
And He sets me in the high places,
Safe and satisfied.

Yahweh trains me for the battle,
With skill and strength.
He shields me with His salvation
And lifts me up by the might of His hand.
His favor makes me increase.
He gives me room to maneuver quickly and freely.
By Him, I overcome all my foes.

Yahweh lives!
I bless Him as the Rock of my life,
The God of my salvation.
I give Him thanks in front of the whole world
And sing praises to His name,
Because He has given me the victory
And has shown me His faithful love.



Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Prayers and Affirmations for a Life of Faith, Happiness and Awe in God
by Jeff Doles

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