“You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will extol you.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!” Psalm 118:28-29
“I say to the Lord, You are my God;
give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O Lord!
O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation,
you have covered my head in the day of battle.
Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted!
I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and will execute justice for the needy.
Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name;
the upright shall dwell in your presence.” Psalm 140:6-8,12-13
“O Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you; I will praise your name,
for you have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old, faithful and sure.” Isaiah 25:1
Four words: You are my God. Words of conviction, words of truth, words of assurance. Accenting each word, one at a time, highlights its special meaning and backs its power in this cogent statement.
You. You, high and holy Lord- You alone. You exist eternally, You know all things, You do all things well. There is none who compares with You, no one else who captivates, delivers, saves, or transforms as You do. You are unique, and uniquely worthy of my attention, allegiance, and worship. (Psalm 40:5; 89:6; 119:68; Mark 7:37)
My. My God- maker of my inmost parts, committed to our intimate relationship, possessive of me as Your beloved own. You know all about me, hear my cries, understand my heart, and personally sanctify me. (Psalm 139:1-16; 1 Thessalonians 1:4)
God. Almighty and unique God of gods. Omnipotent and wise King, Ruler, Creator, Authority, Judge, Savior. There is none like You, unique, transcendent, perfect in knowledge and righteousness. The highest heavens cannot contain You who are measureless in love, abounding in compassion, mercy, and faithfulness. (1 Kings 8:27; Psalm 36:5; 103:11)
Since this is true, and He is my God, how can I fear or fret or feel alone? How can I not sing, and praise Him with every breath, all of my days? Why would I not love what He loves, hate what He hates, and trust Him with my all? How can I not live in certain and expectant hope, assured of His defense as my Advocate, of His return as my coming Redeemer? Why would I become attached to, or spend time on, idols and idle things? (Job 16:19; Revelation 22:12)
O Lord, You are my God. You are my God. You are my God. You are my God. May I sing this refrain morning, noon, and night, and live to give You the glory, reverence, and honor You deserve.