In You, O lord, do OI put my trust and seek refuge;
Be my Rock of refuge, a strong Fortress
Yes, You are my Rock and my Fortress
for You are my Strength and my Stronghold.
I trust in, rely on, and confidently lean on the Lord.
I trusted in, relied on and was confident in You
…for those who trust and take refuge in You
LAST VERSE: Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord! ( and why wouldn’t you after all the previous reminders of his great refuge!)
Psalm 32:1, 5, 6b, 7
Blessed is he who has forgiveness of his transgression continually exercised upon him,…
I will confess my transgressions to the Lord (continually unfolding the past till all is told) – then You instantly forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin.
(as a result of) surely when the great waters (of trial) overflow, they shall not reach (the spirit in) him.
You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance.
oh – I just love that… the power of confession… the completeness of forgiveness… the joy of deliverance…
“The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of His heart through all generations…”
Father God…. how you have spoken to me of Your sovereignty, Your might and power, Your tenderness… all in one Psalm. And to think You have been like this since the beginning of time…