Psalms 59:17, “To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; For God is my defense, My God of mercy.”
When we look at the life of God (which we do not know when it started), God has been perfect beyond measure or compare. One of His most admirable traits is His mercy. It is truly magnificent. This is why we owe the song to the merciful One..
O my Strength. God is truly our strength through all of life. He is so under-utilized, though. There is so mu ch more that God can help us with, but foolishly, we try to do it on our own. We try to take on so much and we are not strong enough to do this. Instead, we need to focus on giving our lives to God. Part of this means giving our problems to God. Giving our stresses, anxieties, depressions, losses and fears to Him.
I will sing praises. We all need to step up and sing of the praises that we have to God. It is not of us that we accomplish anything. Anything that we do well is due in whole to God. It is not of ourselves. We should always be singing praises to God because He is more than worth it. God has been there before us, during us, and after us. There is nothing that God cannot do.
For God is my defense. When the world tries to tear us down, God is there as our defense. He is there to pick us up and dust us off. He is there to clean us up and tell us that everything is going to be fine. God keeps so much of the bad away from us. When bad does come to us, it serves as a lesson of how much we need God. God is there with us even when bad things happen.
My God of mercy. God is a God of mercy. Because of our lives, we deserve death. We deserve rejection from God because we do not measure up to the level of perfection that God attains. Yet, God gives us mercy. He gives us mountain after mountain of mercy. We didn’t earn it. We can’t buy it. It is freely given. It is through the unfailing love of God that the mercy runs from God like a rushing river. He is the merciful One. He is all that we need.
Thank You for being our strength, defense, and giver of mercy. You are all that we need and You are always there. We can call out to You at any time. We can come to You in song and praise. Your name is worthy of all our worship.
In Your name we pray,