O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
King David here talks about himself. About how he rejoices in God's strength. As a king, he has a whole nation and a strong military to defend him. Kings rejoice in their strength, they boast about their military strength and they decide whether or not to go for a battle based on their military strength as opposed to their enemy's. If they feel their enemies have a stronger military then they would try to hold peace with them. If they know that their strength is much more than their enemy's then they would confidently go and fight.
But here we see a man of God, King David, not considering his military strength as anything at all. He knows that God of Hosts, Jehovah, will give him the victory. He did not worry about the strength of his military. If God is for us who can be against us!! He truly knew this. He knew that God's strength is much much much more than anything in this world. When God crowned him with victories, great was his joy. The victories that comes from God's hand brings joy.
God has anointed each of us as kings in this world. When we, like King David, rejoice in God's strength, He will give us victory after victory for us to be joyous. We may not face battle like King David but each of us have our own share of problems that seem like a huge battle. Friends do not worry rejoice in the strength of the Lord and He will set you free and give you victories in your life.
Be of Cheer!!
By Carolyn Thomas