Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Psalm 56 ~ Yahweh is For Me

A personal confession adapted from the Psalms.

Yahweh is For Me ~ from Psalm 56

When I am being attacked,
Continually harassed by the enemy,
Yahweh shows me His mercy and kindness.
He reveals His favor on my behalf.
Though surrounded by my adversaries,
I will not fear.
I speak the word of Yahweh;
I put His praise on my lips,
His promise in my mouth,
And I trust in Him
With all I’ve got.

Yahweh keeps track of me,
He knows the tears I have shed;
They are entered into His ledger.
He will turn back the enemy
When I call to Him for help.
This I know, because Yahweh is for me.*
I put my trust in Him
And I do not fear what any man can do.

Yahweh fulfills His word
And I declare it to everyone
With thanks and praise.
He pulls me through
And keeps me from sliding
Over the edge into destruction,
That I may walk with Him
And enjoy life.

* “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” (Romans 8:31-35).

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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