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Daily Psalm 138  NLT
A psalm of David.

1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with all my heart; I will sing your praises before the gods. 

2 I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness, because your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. 

3 When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need. 

4 Every king in all the earth will give you thanks, O LORD, for all of them will hear your words. 

5 Yes, they will sing about the LORD's ways, for the glory of the LORD is very great. 

6 Though the LORD is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud. 

7 Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will preserve me against the anger of my enemies. You will clench your fist against my angry enemies! Your power will save me. 

8 The LORD will work out his plans for my life-- for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me. 

Your power will save me
David, a man after God's own heart, understood many things about God. He knew about God's unfailing love, about God's faithfulness. He knew that God heard his prayers and strengthened him.

David understood that the Lord's glory is very great, and yet He cares for the humble. He knew that God's power would save Him, and that the Lord was fully able to work out His plans for his life.

God desires for us to know Him and to have confidence in Him. II Chronicles 16:9a says,

"The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him."

Fully entrust yourself to Him today.
Lord, I recognize that You are good and that Your mercy endures forever. I receive Your love for me and Your power working on my behalf. I will trust You to work out Your good plans for my life.