The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.
In your strength I can crush an army.
With my God I can scale any wall.
God’s way is perfect.
All the Lord’s promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
For who is God except the Lord?
Who but our God is a solid rock?
God arms me with strength,
And He makes my way perfect.
He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
Enabling me to stand on mountain heights.
He trains my hands for battle.
He strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow.
You have given me your shield of victory.
Your right hand supports me.
Your help has made me great.
You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.
He is the God who pays back those who harm me.
He subdues the nations under me
And rescues me from my enemies.
You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies
You save me from violent opponents.
The Lord lives! Praise to my Rock!
Psalms 18 NLT 28-36, 47-48, 46