As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
—Psalm 18:30 (NKJV)
I stand on your Word, Lord, knowing and believing you are my shield and protector. Your Word is truth (John 17:17). Nothing can come against me because you are always for me (Romans 8:31). No sin—no sickness—no issue—no lie has the power to defeat me because you have already defeated it. You uphold me with the truth of your proven and perfect Word.
Your way is flawless, Lord. You guide me into all truth (John 16:13). You reveal who I am in you. In your power, I can crush an army. I can scale any wall and overcome any issue (2 Samuel 22:30). You have given me the authority to speak life to every need and death to the enemy who tries to steal the abundant life you have given me (Luke 10:19, Proverbs 18:21, John 10:10).
Without faith, I have no hope (Hebrews 11:1). But you have given me your measure of faith to exercise (Romans 12:3, Galatians 2:20). I choose to believe the truth of your Word. I live by your faith and not what I see. When I walk by faith and not by sight, my faith grows stronger (2 Corinthians 5:7). I hope and trust in you. You protect me. When I call, you answer and rescue me. With long life, you satisfy me and show me your salvation (Psalm 91:14-16). How long do I want to live? I want to live as long as I can help others experience the joy of their faith (Philippians 1:25). Even in my old age, you promise that I will remain fruitful, vital, and green (Psalm 92:14).
My life is perfect in you—not in this world—but in you. You are my way—my truth—my life (John 14:6). You have overcome my world with your peace (John 16:33). I place the faith you have given me in you, Lord, because you have raised me from death and given me new life (2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Peter 1:21). Only you are the source of my hope and fill me completely with joy and peace. I overflow with confident hope in you, Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).
Nothing separates me from your love (Romans 8:35). You never leave me or forsake me (Hebrews 13:5). I am in you, and you are in me (1 Corinthians 6:17, John 17:22-23). You, who died for me, became new life in me (Romans 6:1-4). I have no fear in your perfect love; I am whole and healed in your matchless grace (1 John 4:18, 1 Peter 2:24). You sent your Word and healed me from all my destructions (Psalm 107:20). You are the Word (John 1:1), and I believe you.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalm 103:2-5 NKJV).
Praise you, Jesus, for your saving and healing work. It is finished, and it is finished in me. Help me to grasp this every day—that I never need to earn or beg or strive for your grace. Teach me who I am. Reveal to me your Word I have yet to understand. I remember all you have done through these many years. You forgive! You heal! Your grace overflows! You satisfy me with good things so my youth is renewed.
Each moment I walk by faith trusting you.
© 2022 Lynn Lacher