Always With Me: Psalm 16:8

7 I will bless the LORD who guides me;

even at night my heart instructs me.

8 I know the LORD is always with me.

I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

Psalm 16:7-8 (NLT)

In this verse, David is expressing joy that God is always with him. Since God is with him always, David feels secure and protected. Safe since the Lord is beside him as his guard, protector, and guide.
The Lord is with us always; when we are worried or afraid, he is with us. We can reach out to Him anytime, in prayer; for help and guidance.

8 Because you are close to me and always available, my confidence will never be shaken, for I experience your wrap-around presence every moment. 9 My heart and soul explode with joy-full of glory! Even my body will rest confident and secure.

Psalm 16:8 (TPT)

Like David, during times of uncertainty and fear, we can have confidence knowing the Lord is beside us. Or some versions say the Lord is at our right hand, a place of defense and honor. We shouldn’t be shaken or worried, for the Lord is with us, beside us guiding us, directing us, and instructing us.

God is with us, our hearts can rejoice, and our bodies can rest; with confidence knowing our eternal destiny is secure.


Are you secure and confident, and acknowledge that God is with you always?

Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for your compassion and care. Help us to grasp that You are with us always. Teach us to feel confident and secure in Your love and protection. Like the roses are leaning into and supporting each other, let us lean into Your strength and be confident in Your care. In Jesus’ holy and loving name. Amen


12 thoughts on “Always With Me: Psalm 16:8

    1. Hi Dawn, I agree with so much negativity around us; it is important to realize our security, strength, and confidence are all found in God. He is with us always, caring and strong. It is good to hear from you! Blessings! πŸ’—πŸ¦‹πŸŒΊ

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  1. The Lord is always with us. Amen πŸ™πŸ½. That always gives me so much comfort, strength and certainty through the highs and lows that life can bring.
    Blessings Jeanne πŸ’™πŸ’

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    1. Hi Manu, It is a comfort that the Lord is always with us. We are blessed to have a caring, loving, and compassionate Lord. It is good to hear from you! Blessings! πŸ’—πŸŽ„πŸŒΊ

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  2. I know God led me to your blog today. This Scripture has been one that I’ve been meditating on lately. I love your thoughts on it. And also, just today in my quiet time I was listening to Mark 9 on the audio Bible, and verse 23 stuck out. And now here it was again on your home page! God is so generous with His encouragement πŸ™‚

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