“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him” (Psalm 28:7).

Nine personal pronouns in one verse depicts well the intention that faith is to be rooted in a relationship that is deeply personal. The confidence of the psalmist emerges not from his doctrinal knowledge or theological expertise but, rather, his intimacy with God. Out of such closeness comes forth a song of thanksgiving. Whether one is singing or complaining is a matter of the heart.

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