I love you, Lord God, and you make me strong.
You are my mighty rock, my fortress, my protector,
the rock where I am safe,
my shield, my powerful weapon, and my place of shelter.
I look at that first verse, and I wonder if it is a transaction.
I wonder if and could instead be so.
I love you, Lord God, so you make me strong.
My strength comes from you, and it pours out of my praise, my love for you.
I wonder if you make me strong because I love you.