Our Search For Help

By Trillia Newbell

We cry out for preservation. Where does our help come from?

We long for understanding, guidance and counsel. Where shall we receive it?

We want to be protected and feel secure. Who will protect us and ease our fears?

It is God who preserves our soul and where we take refuge. It is He who gives wisdom and understanding and counsels our hearts. It is God who upholds us with his mighty hand and it is only in Him where we can receive fullness of joy.

And in God and with God there are pleasure forevermore.


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 delight. 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. 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 ESV emphasis mine)

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