“I will praise the Lord, who gives me counsel;

Even at night my heart instructs me.

I have set the Lord always before me.

Because he is always at my right hand,

I will not be shaken.

Psalm 16:7-8

David penned these words. I find comfort in them.

“I will praise the Lord, who counsels me. . .”

He tells us he praises the Lord and the Lord guides him. Do we praise the Lord enough?

This time of year, my praises to God are for our warm home, its strong roof and warm clothes.

“even at night my heart instructs me.”

God always conversed with David, even during the night. Some of my sweetest times of talking to God are at night when all the lights are out and the house and its surroundings are quiet.

“I have set the Lord always before me.”

We glean from his writings that he chose to live his life with God always living before him.

Brother Andrew wrote a book I need to find and re-read, Practicing the Presence of God

“Because he is always at my right hand,”

David made God a priority in his life. God was important to him. Does God seem important to the majority of those who live in our nation?

Is He important to those of us who profess to believe in Jesus?

“I will not be shaken”

David vows not to give in to the circumstances life has brought to him. Because we have Jesus in our heart, we also can stand firm when trying times come to our lives