Father, I am not free of sin like David in this psalm. I have not been obedient to all Your laws or kept all Your ways. And yet, I have Your righteousness. You cover me with the blood You shed at Calvary, giving me the status of being righteous in Your sight.
With this status, You are my lamp, turning the darkness around me into light so I can see and not be afraid. You help me fight against the enemy and allow me to scale walls. You become my shield and my refuge. You arm me with strength, enable me and train me for the conflicts that come so I can stand firm.
I can say with David, “You give me Your shield of victory, You stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me so that my ankles do not turn.” All this care You take with me. I will lift up Your name. I will give You the praise of my lips and the worship of my voice. You are my Savior, my Deliverer, my Redeemer. You are the Rock upon which I base my faith. I can trust in You. Thank You. Amen