A Timely Source of Hope

Today was a day of significant trial, so this walk through the Psalms was personally encouraging.  A key committee that I am on had a busy day, only to find sources of discouragement at the end of long deliberation.  I had my eyes checked over for a possible detached retina.  It was all clear, which means that I must look for another solution to health issues that have bothered me since October of last year.

So, Psalm 16 called me back to the source of my hope.  My colleagues on the committee were personally uplifting.

Psalm 16

1 Keep me safe, my God,
   for in you I take refuge.

 2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
   apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
   “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
   I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
   or take up their names on my lips.

 5 LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup;
   you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
   surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
   even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD.
   With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
   my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
   nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
   you will fill me with joy in your presence,
   with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Question

  • How does this Psalm comfort you today?

About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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1 Response to A Timely Source of Hope

  1. Ed Moscatelli says:

    I liked this.

    Deep, like back to basics. Comforting

    I appreciate your time very much.

    Thank You

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