It is so wonderful that during times of difficulty, regardless of the reasons, we can find great comfort in scripture. Usually, we think of the 23rd Psalm in those times of distress, anxiety, sorrow, or uncertainty.
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the 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.” (NKJV)
David, of course, was expressing his total reliance upon God for the peace and solace that he needed at a very difficult time in his life. He also expressed a trust that God would take care of him - no matter what - and that God would reward him for faithfulness.
This truth was affirmed by Jesus in His words to His disciples, recorded in John 14:1-4:
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” (NKJV)
So, when you’re feeling overwhelmed or distressed, or just need some reassurance, meditate on these words. Remember this - God has promised to reward all those who remain obediently faithful to Him (Rev. 2:10)
We pray that God will continue to bless us as we do our very best to live our life for Him!
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