It seems like we spend a lot of our time searching. We chase money, relationships, fame, and plenty of other things, hoping that some of it will deliver a sense of goodness, security, and joy. But those searches ultimately leave us wanting. We tend to forget that unless our chase is focused on God, we’re looking in the wrong place. In this message, we’ll see how God’s presence is exactly what provides His people with true confidence and delight.

Discussion Questions

Read Psalm 16:1-2. How is God your refuge? How is He your Lord? What would need to change in your life in order to follow Him?

Read Psalm 16:3-4. How does your view of God affect your view of other people? In what ways is this reflected in your life?

Read Psalm 16:5-6. What about God do you treasure? How would it look if you treasured Him above all else?

Read Psalm 16:7-8. What does it mean to have God as your counselor? How do you trust Him?

Read Psalm 16:9-11. How are you longing for God’s presence in a way that leads to confidence and joy?

Further Reading

Break Their Teeth, God

There are some songs of the heart that we might rather not sing out loud. They express thoughts and feelings that are brutal and dark - feelings we'd rather others not know we feel. There are Song of the Heart in the Bible that curse others or invoke evil and they...

Songs from the Heart Reading Plan Week 4

WEEK FOUR Songs of Judgment The notion of blessing is one that Christians are quite comfortable with - the idea of cursing not so much. While we don’t want to spend time with people who abuse power or commit injustices, we don’t like the idea of wishing harm on them....

Where are you, God?

Ever felt like God was far away, uninterested, or worse yet, that He had abandoned you? You’re not alone. In Psalm 13, David expresses the raw emotion of wondering where God is when he needs Him the most. Far from being unspiritual, cries of lament create a dialogue...

Songs from the Heart Reading Plan Week 3

WEEK THREE Songs of Lament When we are heartbroken or angry at the way life has turned out, it can be tempting to turn away from God and write Him off. But David and the other psalmists didn’t hide their feelings of disappointment in God. They felt all the feels and...

Songs from the Heart Reading Plan Week 2

WEEK TWO Songs of Confidence Have you ever been awake in the middle of the night feeling overwhelmed or afraid? When David and the other psalmists were feeling this way, they expressed their unfailing confidence in the goodness, power and deliverance of God. This week...