Here are 3 keys from Psalm 16 to help in the storms of life.
1. The Lord is a place of refuge during overwhelming times.
David’s life had its share of overwhelming situations. He faced down Goliath. He found himself being surrounded by his enemies and being chased through the wilderness. During these times, David found his refuge in the Lord.
David says in verse 1, “Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.”
Life creates moments when we need the shelter of the Lord, and we can seek refuge from him. He will rescue us.
Psalm 17:7 says, “By your mighty power you rescue those who seek refuge from their enemies.”
When the pink slip arrives, the bank account hits negative numbers, and we’re not sure what tomorrow holds, the Lord shelters us. When the loved one leaves and we are heartbroken, we can enter the sanctuary of the Lord. Life’s storms will hit, but the Lord will keep us safe and give us refuge.
2. The Lord will guide us in overwhelming times.
David says in verses 7-8, “I will bless the Lord who guides me. Even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken for he is right beside me.”
The Lord will prompt our steps and guide our direction. He will help us navigate overwhelming situations. We need only to trust him.
Proverbs 3:5-7 advises, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, submit to him and he will direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes. Fear the Lord and shun evil.”
The direction we go may seem strange, but we must remember the Lord will not lead us astray nor will he leave us. He will pilot us through the darkest of times.
3. Victory comes in the Lord.
At the end of all the struggles, David knew victory comes in the Lord.
He says in verses 10-11, “For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.”
The next time a storm comes in your life, apply these points and allow the Lord to go with you through the storm.
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