Psalm 16

Psalm 16 (ESV)

You Will Not Abandon My Soul

A Miktam of David.

16 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.”

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

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.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
    you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
    in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

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.

This is a crazy year in the United States. We have two terrible choices for presidential candidates. We have inane fighting over what makes a male or female. We have class differences, racial differences, religious differences, moral differences, etc.

I worry for my children and what the world will be like for them. What decisions will they make as they grow up? Will they remember the truths that their father and I impart to them? Will they make good choices in choosing a spouse, a career, etc.?

Thankfully these worries and concerns have no bearing on my ultimate Confidence. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Whatever happens in this world, I know what the future holds. That Christ will return, wipe away every tear from our eyes, and that he will restore all things.

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