I know a lot has happened lately and you probably have unanswered questions. But here is the word for you today: Do not question what others have done. Don’t question what they have said and what it looked like. Don’t question God either – His mercy will reach out to you and speak for you today according to Psalms 23.
Always remember that no matter what you do, some people are not going to be for you. So stop trying to live for them. You don’t need their approval. God has offered a resting place for you in his luxurious love already. Discover it and take your place there.
Irrespective of whatever it is that is going on in your life right now, the Lord is your fierce protector and your Pastor. He is is your Shepherd and you do not and shall not want. Abundance in every area of your life is yours. Though it might not look like it right now but you wilI always have more than enough (Psalms 23:1).
Stop complaining about what the world has done wrong to you – they don’t count when you have God on your side. Always remember that no matter what you do, some people are not going to be for you. So stop trying to live for them. You don’t need their approval. God has offered a resting place for you in his luxurious love already. Discover it and take your place there. He has promised to take you to lush (green) pastures (an oasis of peace), and to lead you to refreshing water (the quiet brook of bliss) (Psalms 23:2).
No matter what is happening in your life right now, be encouraged today because you have a chance for a new beginning. And true to His Word, God will let you catch your breath and send you in the right direction (in his footsteps of righteousness). When you get to your destination He will restores and revives your life. He will open before you pathways to His pleasure, so that you can bring honor to His Name (Psalms 23:3).
Sometimes it might look like you are alone in that situation but you are not. And even if you are right now walking through the valley of the shadow of death or His path is taking you through the valley of deepest darkness, fear no evil: because God is with you; His rod and His staff will comfort you. Fear will never conquer you, for God already has! And God will remain close to you and lead you through it all the way. Let His authority be your strength and your peace. Allow the comfort of His love take away your fear. That way you I’ll never be lonely, for He is near (Psalms 23:4).
God is preparing a table before you in the presence of your enemies. God is about to treat you to a feast, while your enemies watch. He is about to serve you a six-course dinner right in front of your enemies even when your enemies dare to fight.
It doesn’t matter who is against you in that office or on that job; It doesn’t matter who is competing with you; It doesn’t matter what has come against your finances, your marriage or your home; It doesn’t matter: God is preparing a table before you in the presence of your enemies. God is about to treat you to a feast, while your enemies watch. He is about to serve you a six-course dinner right in front of your enemies even when your enemies dare to fight. God is about to honor you as His guest, He is about to restore you to favour again and fill your cup until it overflows. He is about to anoint your head with oil – (the fragrance of His Holy Spirit) until your cup runneth over. Yes, He will give you all that you can drink of Him until your heart overflows (Psalms 23:5).
The blessings of the Lord are yours. Confess to it! Claim it! Accept it!
Brothers and sisters, don’t allow fear to intimidate you irrespective of your situation. Why should you fear the future when you are being pursued ONLY by His goodness and unfailing love? So go ahead and rejoice in Him! Return to His glorious presence instead of running away from it for the blessings of the Lord are yours. YOU ARE HIS; HE IS YOUR STRENGTH; YOU DWELL IN HIM AND HE IN YOU. Confess to it; Claim it; Accept it and revel in it. Thank him for it! His blessings are without sorrow (Psalms 23:1).
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