I wish I could tell you how difficult this last year has been, but I wouldn’t want to depress you. I mean, unless you are covered by some wonderful insurance plan that Obama has not already cancelled (because all plans but his are worthless), you probably can’t afford the anti-depressants and counseling.
Oh, sure, it hasn’t been all bad. And, if I were to put things in perspective, compared to others around the world my circumstances have been a walk in the park. But let me tell you, it’s been a long walk in a park that needs some serious repair.
So, with that being said, I would like to share with you the message I preached on the morning of December 29, the last Sunday in 2013. As late as two nights earlier I was in a real battle, but God picked me up and gave me the strength to throw it right back in the Devil’s face. I hope what you hear will be an encouragement to you as we face 2014.
Psalm 23 tells of the Shepherd, my Shepherd, who will lead me, provide for me, protect me, encourage me, and take me through the darkest valleys until that blessed day when I reach home. The Lord is my Shepherd…is He yours?
5 responses to “My Shepherd Will Lead”
Anthony, it’s so good to hear your voice and listen to how God has brought you through. I needed this one this morning – to be reminded that my faith in my Shepherd swallows up all fear.
I go on His errand today, to bring a word of correction to someone using fear and intimidation against others. I pray for His words only. And like you said, “.” Prayers appreciated. And like you said, “All of my life, I’m going to be His!” Wen I show up, He is there!
I’m so glad it was an encouragement :-). Thanks for letting me know. God be with you!
This is the third blog today about Following Jesus. I think God is trying to tell me something?! Jesus is taking me up to a new level… good post.
Thank you and amen! I think though God must know how many people through my life have told me how stupid I am so He is much more gentle in helping me understand.
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