Psalm 16: A Well of Hope for Today

Psalm 16: A Well of Hope for Today
    by Dan Behrens 

The following passage from the Psalms is tremendous---a well of hope and peace, particularly on days where you and I are not feeling our best. In fact, I'm not feeling my best this week for a number of different reasons on a number of different fronts. Whether this is true of you, I do not know. But what I hope we can agree on here is that the scriptures are alive with divine power to comfort and soothe and even heal. The depth of sentiment in these lines speaks to our hearts with clarity and wisdom. In that sense, we are the objects of clarity and wisdom because God himself is clarity and wisdom. God is light and love and comfort and healing. And even more, He is present with us this very moment. Take a few moments to read and meditate on this passage. Let the spirit of these words wash over you.

Psalm 16
1) Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.
2) O my soul, you have said to the LORD,
     “You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
3) As for the saints who are on the earth,
     “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”
4) Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god;
     Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
          Nor take up their names on my lips.
5) O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
     You maintain my lot.
6) The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
     Yes, I have a good inheritance.
7) I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
     My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
8) I have set the Lord always before me;
     Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
9) Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
     My flesh also will rest in hope.
10) For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
     Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
11) You will show me the path of life;
     In Your presence is fullness of joy;
          At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Much Love
Pastor Dan

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