PSALM 16:1

  1. Keep and protect me, O God, for in you I have found refuge, and in You do I put my trust and hide myself.

Psalm 16 is full of wonderful promises, and they are based on verse 1. The Lord must be our refuge while we put our trust in Him expecting His protection. We are like a child playing hide and seek. He is our safe hiding place where we will not be found.

Psalm 16:7

7. I will bless the Lord Who has given me counsel; yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.

David is telling us that he has had some bad times when things were dark as night. And yet he had the answer in his heart that brought him out of the dark time leading him back to the Light. The Lord spoke to his heart when he was in pain and had no way out.

This was so very important to him that he wrote it here. He wants to remember it always. In the painful stress of certain moments faith is weakened by circumstances that seem to have no way out. But now David will remember the time when the Lord spoke to His heart when all was dark for him. He will never forget how it built his faith and brought back the wonderful light.

It is so encouraging when the Lord shows up with an answer that we could not conceive in a million years. He has done this for me. The answer was something so beautiful that I would have never thought of. I was wrapped up in the impossibility of the moment, thinking there is no answer to this one. Then as I came to the end of myself, I heard Him speak something so incredibly beautiful that all the pain left. And I will never forget it. I will remember that He did this for me and He always will. I have nothing to fear. It truly built my faith.

PSALM 18:28

28. For You cause my lamp to be lighted and shine; the Lord my God illumines my darkness. Amp.


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