In this time of Covid-19, schools closed, activities limited, social distancing, in the uncertainty of future events like high school and college graduations, going off to college in the fall, working from home or finding yourself unemployed; it is easy for fear and anxiety to arise.

I’ve been meditating on rest and peace in Christ; remembering all He’s brought me through in previous hard and uncertain times of life. The other morning I awoke with Psalm 16 going through my head and I’ve been meditating on this passage for the past few days.

You Will Not Abandon My Soul

A Miktam of David.

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 deligh

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.

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.
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 rejoices;
    my flesh also dwells secure.
10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
    or let your holy one see corruption.

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.

It is comforting and reassuring to know God makes His path known to us and in His presence we have fullness of joy. If anxieties and worries try to invade, remember our loving High Priest wants to hear it all and asks us to cast our cares on Him. Spend time with Him daily, in His Word, in prayer, in quiet meditation. Cast, continually, your cares upon Him. And remember, He is our chosen portion and He holds our lot.

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Published by pianobeth7

I'm a mom. Our family lived overseas for 11 1/2 years. The mission field was rich with healing and deepening faith in Christ. I enjoy piano playing, cooking, writing, reading, doing projects. I've been married to my husband since 1990. I have a bachelor degree in social work and a masters in counseling, non-licensure. I've taught creative writing, English, and New Testament at the international school my kids attended while living overseas.

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