I can say with a genuine heart that my walk for more than a year now has been guided and protected in ways that are hard to explain. I have experienced the pure promise of the Lord as my shepherd. I have witnessed the comfort of Him fulfilling my needs as I turn to Him to ease the burden of my sorrow.
My spirit has been renewed through this promise as a gift. The gratitude that comes from such a gift has ignited a servant’s heart calling me to follow the Lord with sincere respect and integrity.
The valley of the shadow of death speaks to me in a specific way…maybe for obvious reasons. I have been in and am going through this valley. It is as if I am walking through a forest on a sunny day. With the thick brush of the trees I am unable to see the sun, but as I travel through the random clearings along the way, the light from above is revealed. It brings with it warmth and a clear vision for the path that lies before me. The assurance of this light continues to subdue the fears as they surface within the shadows of my journey.
I am not to fear my enemies for the Lord is my protector and healer in all things. I have been blessed and continue to experience His grace as the power of His promise continues to reveal itself. I know as I continue to look to Him in all that I do, He will remain compassionate for my needs as He sees them. I will rely on these things knowing I will be with the Lord beyond always.
…This has been my experience of the 23rd Psalm
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
May God Bless You and Give You Grace.