He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righeousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
The Lord leads us in the paths of righteousness and sometimes those paths lead through the valley of the shadow of death. Though it is hard to walk through these valleys, we can praise Him because He leads us into the valley of the shadow of death nd not the valley of death itself. Take heart that even in these tremulous times, the Lord’s hand is mighty. And truly, we need fear no evil!
Courtesy of Blue Letter Bible and Sowing Circle
To be sure – we seem to be living in a world teetering on the edge of destruction. Believers know that we are nearing the midnight hour. People are engulfed in fear over their finances and otherwise. Their hearts, minds and souls are filled with anxiety over their future. Most people cannot cope with the uncertainty of their present circumstances. How about you? What would God have you do with your worry and anxiety?
Psalm 23 – a psalm of David – seeing God as shepherd; God as guide; and God as host. He is our faithful Shepherd. He provides for us – taking care of every last detail. He guides us into a righteous life (even when we don’t want to cooperate) for the sake of His very own reputation. He protects us. He does not shield us from difficult circumstances. He permits in our lives only what is beneficial for our growth (his good purpose for us). We MUST trust him as our faithful Shepherd.
Blessed be HIS name.