Refusing to get caught up in it (Psalm 6; 8-10; 14; 16; 19;21)

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”  Psalm 16:11

Recently, while having my mind a thousand miles away, Sherry asked, “did I hear her previous statement to John.”  In that moment I recognized the situation between them was one in which both wanted me to side with them.  In that moment I was so thankful that I had not heard Sherry’s statement.  I was easily able to refuse to get caught up in it!!!

However, in more serious things, you and I do not find it so easy to not get caught up in it.  For example, David seems to be caught up in trials of various kinds.  In our selected readings he has trials that range from physical sickness to spiritual attacks to his well-being.

Without a doubt many of you can identify with how hard it can be to stay on the track of peace and productivity when life’s issues seem to sweep us up in their all-encompassing arms.  But consider this, “David was able to both own his trials and to overcome his trials.”  Keep this in mind, “This did not mean that he did not go through them.”  The fact is, “He did go through them.”  But the key was this:  “God was with him directing his path, speaking to his pain, and supplying his need.”  

I offer Psalm 16 for your reading once again.  As you read, take notes of how God was with him and how he will be with you.  Take notes of how God spoke to His pain. Claim those same notes for your life.  Jot down the way God supplied His need and praise Him for supplying your need.

Here is Psalm 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.[b]

The sorrows of those who run after[c] 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.[d]
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[e] rejoices;
    my flesh also dwells secure.
10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
    or let your holy one see corruption.[f]

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.

Read it again!!!  Once you have finished turn to II Timothy 1:12 and I Peter 4:19 with an eye to see God’s way to get through.

One Response to “Refusing to get caught up in it (Psalm 6; 8-10; 14; 16; 19;21)”

  1. Betty Carter Says:

    I’ve already read the blog three times!! Thank you for being here with just the right words from God’s Holy Word! I plan to revisit this when the hard moments come. I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED IN. . .
    Zero Day!!! Happy Birthday Jerrry! God is surely with us!

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