Those who walk the path God has set before them are the ones kept from dashing their foot against a stone along the way, from falling victim to destruction. As long as their steps are on His path, they can avoid the ways of the violent and be kept from the temptation of sin. The only way that a believer in Christ would ever find themselves somewhere other than God’s path, somewhere vulnerable to danger, is if they themselves stepped off of it. On the path of God, the Christian is covered in LORD’s own Righteousness. He or she is safe and is saved. The LORD’s Presence is known on His path of Righteousness.
So then, the psalmist’s ability to go before the LORD in prayer, the assurance that his prayer has been heard by God is not a right that he has earned, but rather, a display of God’s grace that He has given by revealing His Way. How could we know the Way of God unless His Way were shown to us? This is why even our ability to respond to God’s Way is a credit to God’s Glory. If there were no Light, we would not be able to see the Way of God. If there were not a Righteous One to give true righteousness, we would be lost and vulnerable to the temptation of sin. The steps we take in God’s ways are all because of Him.