Encouragement For Everyone

Stick with the Shepherd.

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We are more than halfway through January already, how is it going?

For some of us, a new year comes with an imbalanced mix of  excitement and uncertainty.

What will the year bring?

Last year, I expected… but…

Will this year be different?

I thought I’d have achieved so and so by now…

I can’t believe I’m still…

Or still…?

What if the year ends and I’m still single…?

What if…?

I wish I could tell you, straight up, that all your dreams are coming true this year.

I wish I knew the same thing for myself for times when I have questions.

Well, I don’t but I’ve chosen to and I’m suggesting, that we trust the One who does.

Verse 1 of  the most likely familiar, Psalms 23, says;

The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. (emphasis added)

I like the three words used to describe the Shepherd here (AMPC version) and it helps to drive home the point of this post, on sticking with the Shepherd, the Lord God, Almighty, our Creator, who knew us even before we were born, knows everything about us, even the end from the beginning, surely He’s trustworthy.

I say, we stick with the Shepherd who knows what’s best for us, who FEEDS, GUIDES and SHIELDS us, ensuring that we lack not, as He leads us.

FEEDS; We are provided with what we need, PRESENTLY.

GUIDES; Some things we need, may require going through a PROCESS, He takes us through the process and we get what we need in due time.

SHIELDS; Some things we think we need  but we don’t have or get them because the Shepherd who knows better, knows that we don’t need them, so He shields us and sometimes when we think we’re being deprived or rejected, we’re actually being PROTECTED.

He sees the big picture that we do not see, He knows what we need better than we do, He feeds us and guides us to them as required and shields us as well, when necessary, because He also knows what we don’t need  (even when we think we need it), so why not stick with Him.

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;  he’s the one who will keep you on track. – Proverbs 3: 5-6 MSG

Like a sheep, His sheep, that hears and listens to His voice, that follows Him, stick to the Shepherd, you’ll have what you need and what you need, you’ll have.

I hope to have a great year and I wish you same too.

Be encouraged.

 

 

 

 

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