Balm for Souls

Because He is faithful...because His way is perfect (because He is perfect)...because He loved me, before I loved Him...because in Him alone is hope and joy and peace...

May you be encouraged, as His word is my encouragement...
(emphasis added)

Psalm 16

You Will Not Abandon My Soul
A Miktam of David.

1 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

2 I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you."

3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.

4 The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.

5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.

6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.

8 I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.

10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.

11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Because of Him ~


Laura {{* *}} said...

When I visited my grandmother
during her waning days on earth,
we read this one aloud
more than any other passage.
"Psalm 16 is my favorite,
let's read that one together"
~Aleatha Vera Kirstein

And we did.

It stirs my soul as I apply it to this day.

Blessing is upon you my sister.

{{* *}}

Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil...

Lands Family Led by the Lord said...

Hello Jarnette,
Our family just finished our devotions and Psalm 16 was one of them.. God is truly speaking to our hearts tonight. Thank you for your faithfulness to Him. God truly does manifest Himself in His children.

Blessings and praying for your little ones to go to sleep easily. Enjoy your weekend.

Trusting Him,

Shannon said...

A beautiful Psalm, truly as blessing. The lines indeed have fallen for me in perfect places....
Bless the Lord oh my soul....