I Love You Lord! (Through the Psalms)
Personally, this is my favorite verse in the entire Bible. David declares out loud to the Lord, “I love you, O LORD, my strength.” Why is this so powerful?
When you love someone with all your heart, that person become a means of strength for you.
When things get hard and life begins to pummel you down, your loved ones become your strength. When you think about throwing in the towel, the thought of your loved ones motivate you to persevere and fight through life.
For David, his loved one was God.
When he thought about God, it gave him strength. When things got hard, his love for God drove him to persevere through the trials. So when David says, “I love you, O LORD, my strength” he is declaring that his love for God has been a constant strength for him to continue in his battle through life.
Furthermore, this Psalm was written by David after God delivered him from the hands of King Saul. On multiple occasions, King Saul tried capturing and killing David for unjust reasons. God delivers David and proves to everyone his innocence. It is to that David responds in worship and praise!
I pray that you and I will also respond in worship when we see how good and faithful God has been to us. Like David, I pray that we will respond by saying, I love you, O LORD, my strength.
What and who has been your strength in times of need?