Psalm 16:11 tells us… in His presence is fullness of joy. In this devotional, we’ll examine this scripture and discover the meaning behind it.
What does it mean in His presence is fullness of joy?
For the answer to this pivotal question, let’s read the Bible Verse that reveals the path to true happiness and fullness of joy…
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
To fully grasp the meaning of Psalm 16, we need to understand why David wrote this Bible verse in the first place.
When David penned these words, he was facing dire circumstances. He was on the run, hiding out, and waiting for the king’s army to find him and kill him. A painful death seemed absolute.
On the surface that doesn’t sound like a reason to be full of joy.
But David was able to look past the hardship and see the goodness of God.
He understood that true joy doesn’t rely on the outward circumstances we face each day.
Instead, it is a loving relationship with the Creator of the world that gives us a reason to rejoice, even in the worst of times.
That’s why David could say… in Your presence there is fullness of joy!
What does being in the presence of God mean?
Simply being in God’s presence brings joy into our lives.
There is nothing too big for Him to conquer and nothing too small for Him to care about. Whatever comes our way, God and His presence are always with us.
There are two ways God’s presence stays with us.
First, we have an audience with the Ruler of the Universe through prayer. No matter what time of day it is, we can take our troubles to Him and find joy in His presence.
Second, through the power of the Holy Spirit within us, we are in constant contact with our Heavenly Father. He resides in us, and we reside in Him.
It is a blessing from the Lord to reside with Him every day. And because of our belief in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have been granted this great honor.
Here’s how Psalm 21 describes this unending blessing…
Surely you have granted him unending blessings
and made him glad with the joy of your presence.