It’s SPRING and God makes all things NEW! Through the month of April I am going to be sharing on ‘God Making All Things NEW!” We follow a Faithful Father that loves us beyond what we can dream, think or comprehend!!!
It’s true, there are times in our lives when we go through difficult situations and we can not understand why. There are days that seem to never end! There are moments when we feel alone, afraid and confused. Those difficult times can cause us to question why our “GOOD GOOD FATHER” would allow us to go through such struggles.
Truth is, we may never know. God may graciously show us why after the process, but He also may not. So, how do we go through those tough times? How do we hold firm to our faith and confidence in God? And most importantly, how do we go through our trying times and continue to point others to our loving Father?
We remember that HE IS OUR GOOD SHEPHERD!
The first verse of Psalm 23, gives it to us in a nutshell…
“The Lord is my shepherd; I HAVE ALL THAT I NEED.” Psalm 23:1
I HAVE ALL THAT I NEED? What a minute God, do you not see this storm I am in the middle of? Do you not feel my pain, see my tears, hear my cries? “THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANT!”
“No, child,” He gently whispers, “I did not say that you have ALL THAT YOU WANT! I said that in me, Your Good Shepherd, you have ALL THAT YOU NEED.”
Our “NEEDS” verses our “WANTS,” that dilemma will get us into trouble every time.
So, sister, take it from me, read God’s tender words to you as He tells you HE IS YOUR GOOD SHEPHERD!
He will lead you into good and beautiful places. He will renew your strength when you feel weak. He will guide you and allow you to bring honor to His name, even when you walk through your darkest places. He will be ever close to you through it all, and you will not need to fear. He will keep you fed and steady with your enemies. You will overflow with His blessings in the middle of it all. His goodness and unfailing love WILL pursue you and never let you go!
Read these words and allow them to comfort you as if God’s own arms were reaching down, picking you up, and walking you HOME, just like a shepherd does with the sheep He loves.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close to me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of The Lord forever.”
The Good Shepherd is ALL that we need!
We are loved and cared for by The Good Shepherd Himself. He promises to be by our side though each and every circumstance. He will hold us close, give us strength and never let us go!
And one day, we will live with Him FOREVER!
No matter what you are going through, cling to the Good Shepherd! He loves you so!
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