Be exalted, O Lord, in Your own strength!
We will sing and praise Your power. - Psalm 21.13
When things look the darkest most of us tend to get down. We let the news get us depressed and down because we don’t see our way out. If we’re not careful we can easily forget all about just who our God and all that He is due.
Psalm 21 is a recounting of all that God had done for Kin. He had protected David and his army from the enemies. David knew it was not his strength or his leadership that had protected them. Things were not yet perfect, but God was doing His job.
David was wise enough that he knew he was not due the glory. He had seen what happened when he tried to do things in his own wisdom. He knew who was to be praised.
So he prayed these great words of praise. ‘Be exalted, O Lord, in Your own strength and we will sing and praise Your power.’
The truth is that God is worthy of our praise-songs in every situation we face. He is worthy of our praise-songs no matter what we are going through. They key to doing this is that we praise God for what He is because that never changes. Our situations are going to change every day, but our God does not.
Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Sing, O Earth, His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him! Hail Him! Highest archangels in glory;
Strength and honour give to His holy Name!
Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children,
In His arms He carries them all day long.
Praise Him! Praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness;
Praise Him! Praise Him! Ever in joyful song!