Calling out for help?


Calling out for help.

This Psalm is similar to a person calling 911 for or calling out for help. When you call 911, they ask you for your 411, or the info they need about you. They will tell you to stay on the line, and that help is on its way. David was crying out to God for help. His life was in danger. He knew that he could find refuge in God. These words were his 911 call. Now we find, David, giving out his 411. David regarded the Lord as his master, that is, he had submitted his life to God. He also recognized that the good things in his life had come from God.

The Lord will guide you when are calling out for help.

The Godly people of the land were the people that the Psalmist considered being his heroes. The wicked people of the land were following gods of their making, and this led them to much sorrow. The Lord was what David wanted, and he knew that God was also his inheritance, and was a cup of blessing in his life. The soon to be king was determined to honor the Lord and follow His guidance. God even spoke to him during the night seasons. David was never alone because God was with him. God being with him, gave him a sense of stability.

It was not a surprise to David, why he experienced so much joy in his life. He found himself shouting out praises to God, day after day. David also found the Lord giving him the physical blessing of rest for his body.
All of David’s praises were similar to his staying on the line, and not giving up. Help was coming. David ends this Psalm with a prophecy about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The New Testament Book of Acts tells us these words were not about David but instead about Jesus.

A Psalm of David about calling out for help.

1 Keep me safe, O God,
for I have come to you for refuge.

2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you.”
3 The godly people in the land
are my true heroes!
I take pleasure in them!
4 Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods.
I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood
or even speak the names of their gods.

5 Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
You guard all that is mine.
6 The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
What a wonderful inheritance!

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.

9 No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.[b] My body rests in safety.
10 For you will not leave my soul among the dead[c] or allow your holy one[d] to rot in the grave.
11 You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.[e] Psalm 16:1-11
New Living Translation

Sunday Morning Church Services at Calvary Chapel Visalia
Sunday, November 17, 2017, at 10:30 AM
Pastor Bob Grenier
Visalia, California

Prayer Steps

Bob Grenier Visalia, is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Visalia and the leader of Visalia’s non-denominational, community-wide ministry called “Reading Through the Bible and Prayer Ministry.” Bob Grenier was originally pastoring a Calvary Chapel in Eugene, Oregon before he and his wife, Gayle Grenier moved to Tulare County and planted this small church in Visalia which started out as home Bible study. Bob and Gayle Grenier have been at Calvary Chapel Visalia since July of 1978 and will be celebrating their 40th year not only in Visalia, California but also their 41st wedding anniversary in 2018.

Calvary Chapel Visalia is associated with over 1,500 Calvary Chapel Ministries worldwide. Bob and Gayle Grenier, upon a calling from the Lord to move to Visalia, with the mentoring and blessing of the late Pastor Chuck and Kay Smith, Founder of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, started out as a small Bible study and a Sunday afternoon service at a rented portion of the department store as Gottschalks. Nearly 40 years later, both Bob and Gayle, co continue to serve the Lord not only at their church in Visalia but reaching into the community to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Pastor Bob would like you to personally invite you to Church on Sunday or Wednesday, and you are also able to email him at if you would like to discuss questions about your faith, Christianity, and how to grow in your walk with the Lord.

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