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I WILL love thee, O LORD, my strength.
Psalm 18:1 AKJV

Other than our Christ Jesus, David is one of the most loved and memorable people we read in the pages of scripture. He was confident, brave, and mighty. He was wise and prosperous. He was humble and (v4) afraid. 

David was confident, brave, mighty, wise, and prosperous but in God and not in himself. David, though imperfect, always gave glory to God for all that he did. In 1 Samuel 17:45, when David faced off with Goliath, said “…but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts,…” 

David praised God, gave God glory, trusted Him throughout trials and circumstances, and repented and sought forgiveness when he sinned against God. David invited God to have full reign over his heart; to search, cleanse, and perfect it. 

David loved and trusted God every step he took, even when he knew he had strayed onto the wrong path. David’s love for God was not dependent upon his own perfection but because he knew he loved the only true living God that was full of mercy and grace for those who loved Him. 

Do we say “I WILL love thee, O LORD, my strength.” when we are experiencing a season that feels more like a curse than a blessing? 

Do we love God even when we don’t feel or see His presence apparently? 

Do we know we stand by His strength and not our own, even though we may feel weak?

Do we approach every battle of health and home saying, “I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts,…”

God is not seeking the perfect. He is looking for the humble, the contrite, the broken, and the lost so that they may find redemption through Christ Jesus and eternal life. 

We should tell God, I LOVE YOU. We should say it often regardless of the season, the path, or the circumstances that we are currently experiencing. If we want God closer, we must seek to love Him with all of our being and amazingly, no surprise, we will find He was always there, waiting for us to embrace Him. 



1. I WILL love thee, O LORD, my strength. 
2. The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 
3. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
4. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. 
5. The sorrows of hell compassed about me: the snares of death prevented me.
6. In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came before Him, even into His ears.
Psalm 18:1-6 AKJV

Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
1 Samuel 17:45 AKJV
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