“Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. 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: 9-11
We all know life is hard. Everyone has different struggles and has different experiences to understand that life is hard. You might have lost a friend, an important social status, a high test grade, a favorite pet, or even your favorite pair of socks.
Everyone in some way, some how has experienced loss. However, sometimes when we are in a room full of people we feel like we are the only ones who feel a certain way, or we are the only ones who are struggling through life.
King David wrote Psalm 16 and he was known for being a man after God’s own heart. If you have time to read more Psalms that David wrote you will notice that David experienced a lot of sorrow and pain.
Although, in Psalm 16 he is rejoicing and giving all credit to God, “in your presence there is fullness of joy.” He is saying that God has made, “known to me the path of life.” Does God do the same for you? Yes, God does and will make known the path of life for anyone who is open to walk with Him.
It is in His presence there is fullness of joy even through the difficulties of life.
God will not abandon your soul to Sheol. Sheol is a proper name in Hebrew and is most likely used by David to describe the home of wicked people. God will never leave you alone even when you are in the midst of people that make you feel alone.
Rejoice in His goodness and run to Him with your struggles. He will help you carry them and keep you safe.