Psalm 16:1 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.”
Do I take refuge in God when I’m scared? worried? frustrated? angry? insecure? God is my Lord, He is my Sovereign, He is my King. Do I remember that He is responsible for everything that I have? Do I remember that He is good to me?
3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight.
Do I delight in God’s people?
4 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.
Am I envious of the ungodly? Do I wish I had it “easy,” like them? Do I pray for their salvation? Do I care?
5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
Am I grateful for God’s provision? Do I accept His provision? Am I satisfied with His provision?
7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
Do I ask God for counsel (not beg for ‘stuff’)? Do I spend time with Him, so that He can instruct me? Am I willing to consider a delay in falling asleep an opportunity to listen to what God may be saying to me?
8 I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Am I willing to follow God’s lead, or do I insist on running my own way, and then begging Him to follow up after me and pick up the mess I’ve made? Do I believe that God is at my right hand? Do I live like I know that I won’t be shaken because God is for me? God is for me!!
9 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.
God will not abandon me. . .oh, that makes my heart glad. . .my whole being wants to sing for joy. I will never be alone. I don’t go through any sorrow, any suffering, any pain. . .alone. . .never alone.
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.
Fullness of joy. . .a path that leads to life — even if there are boulders or giants or dangers — a path that leads to life. An eternity in nearness to God. He is my pleasure; He is my life; He is my desire. . .
God is enough.