Psalm 16

Psalm 16:1-11

SUMMARYCorrect perspective

OVERVIEWDavid knows that even when he may feel lost and without hope, God is his refuge. He puts his trust in him.

BIG IDEAGod is the source of all good.

KEY VERSEPsalm 16:8
I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

I want you to know me and my love for you more and more each day. I want to consume your heart and mind so that when you look at the world, you see what I see. I want you to delight in what pleases me. I want you to find all you need—everything you’re looking for—in me. 

I am a jealous God. I am one who wants your time and attention. But I want these things for you, not for me. You will experience life the way I intended it when you are with me. Too many people chase after wrong dreams and pursue empty goals. They do this when their minds are filled with what the world promotes. I want you to pursue and experience health and—best of all—help others do the same. Rest in me today. Look to me for all you desire. Be strong and remember I am with you always.

Is there a person, place, or memory that distracts you—that causes you to fear or worry or hate? Every time that person or thing comes to mind, use it as a reminder to pray and refocus on God.

“What do you see?” from Patch Adams