My favorite prayer is, the Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want…
It’s no secret that Psalm 23 is one of the most influential Psalms in the entire Bible.
It invites you to imagine for a moment that you are walking with God. This walk with God is in a beautiful pasture. It’s a vivid scene of peace, serenity and contentment.
Yet, in an instant the scene changes. You suddenly find yourself walking through the valley of the shadow of death.
No doubt about it, it’s a scary place. But have no fear, because the power of God will protect you in this place. What’s more, the love of God enfolds you, providing you with comfort.
Psalm 23 is one of the most quoted Psalms because we all can relate with the story.
The Lord Is My Shepherd
If your life story is anything like mine, then there are plenty of scenes that unfold just like the 23rd Psalm. Life is smooth and peaceful. But then an unexpected situation or circumstance, leads you into the valley of the shadow of death.
Sometimes it’s just the seemingly never-ending trials and tribulations of life that cause you to wonder if you will ever find the strength to break free from the chains of darkness.
Of course, the beautiful reminder in Psalm 23 is the reminder that no matter what happens in your life.
God is still there.
All you must do is remember that the presence of God is within you.
That’s why it’s so important that you learn how to pray to God in prayer and meditation. When you remain focused on God, that’s when you find peace and comfort.
God always brings comfort when you are willing to receive.
Again, no matter what trials and tribulations you might be facing in life. The darkness never lasts. Let the light of God shine in your life. In this lifetime you are going to have to walk through the valley of the shadow of death. But you don’t have to sit and dwell there. You aren’t stuck in the shadows or the darkness.
The power of God is within you. And the light of God is within you. Pray, meditate and let these words of wisdom sink deep within your heart.
God is near to all who pray. In the good times and the bad, keep your eyes on God.