To the faithful Jesus shows Himself faithful. To those with integrity, He shows integrity. To the wicked, He shows Himself hostile. He rescues the humble, but humiliates the proud. He lights up my darkness. In Your strength I can crush an army. With my God, I can scale any wall.

My Lord is a shield for all who look to Him for protection. God arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. He enables me to stand on tops of mountains, surefooted. He trains my hands for battle, and strengthens my arm to draw a bow. I will mount up on wings like eagles. I will run, and not grow weary. I will walk, and not faint.

He says, put on your armor, and take up your shield. Prepare for battle. Ready yourself, and lift up your spear. Lift up the Word of God, on those who lie about you, persecute, and mock you. I will give you a victory. I will bring shame, disgrace, and humiliation on those trying to harm you. With my mighty breath, I will blow them away like chaff in the wind, sent by my Angels. I will make their path dark, and slippery, with My angels pursuing them to the ends of the earth.

The wicked draw their swords, and string their bows to kill the poor, and the oppressed, to slaughter those who do right. But their swords will stab their own hearts, and their bows will be broken. The strength of the wicked will be shattered, but the Lord takes care of the godly. The wicked will die. The Lord’s enemies are like flowers in a field, they will disappear like smoke.

I chased my enemies, and caught them. I did not stop until they were conquered. They fell beneath my feet. You have armed me with strength for the battle. You subdued my enemies. You placed my foot on their necks. I ground them as fine as dust in the wind, I swept them into the gutter like dirt. You gave me victory over my accusers. You have given me Your shield of victory. Your right hand supports me, and Your help has made me great. You have made a wide path for my feet, to keep them from slipping.

The wicked will be destroyed. The wicked, plot against the godly, they snarl at them in defiance. But the Lord just laughs, for He sees their day of judgment coming.

You have seen wicked, and ruthless people flourishing like a tree in its native soil. But when you look again, they will be gone. Though you search for them, you will not find them. I will discipline them with justice, they cannot go unpunished. Be patient, and wait on the Lord! Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord.

May the God of my salvation be praised. He is the God who pays back those who harm me. He subdues them under me, and rescues me from my enemies. He holds me safe beyond the reach of my enemies. It is you Lord who rescues the helpless from the strong. It is You who protects the helpless, and poor from those who rob them. His power, and authority are like none other.

God Bless. Heal the broken-hearted, bind up all their wounds.