King David suffered a lot of trials of tribulations across his life: King Saul trying to kill him, the passing of his newborn child, and his own son trying to kill him. You name it, he’s faced it. But through and through God has helped him each step of the way. Now, if God can do it for a King that lived over 2,000 years ago, what’s to say He cannot do the same right now for you and me? Well, guess what He can! God has got me through a lot of tough spots in my life and has been the source of my preservation and even my mental health recovery.
Psalm 16:1-11, written by King David, is where I like to turn to remind me of God’s love and how He will be my help through the trials of my life. I believe this will help you too:
Preserve me, O god, for in You I put my trust.
O my soul, you have said to the Lord,
“You are my Lord,
My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
As for the saints who are on the earth,
They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”
Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god;
Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
Nor take up their names on my lips.
O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.
I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night season.
I have the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
You will show me the path of life;
In your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore
Psalm 16:1-11 (NKJ)