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- Last week at this time, I was severely under the weather—–and it’s been a LONG time since that’s happened.
- While scrolling through a social media page, a friend posted a song,* based on Psalm 23.
- As I the song blessed me, I was reminded we all have some hardness to endure as good soldiers.
- The Lord, Our Shepherd also let me know that as we endure, we will not want, therefore we should always represent Him well.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Timothy 2:3
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
There are some things the Lord takes us over, and other things we He takes us through.Tweet
BCUFam, I do not know anyone who enjoys being sick or going through hard situations on any level. If the battle goes longer than we think it should, if we are not careful, we can allow it to alter our mood to the point where we’re grumbling and complaining to others about how unfair what we are experiencing is, and taking our frustration out on those around us. Is that how Christ would want us to represent Him?
We will have times where our faith will be tested to the point where we’ll have some off days on occasion—-and that’s understandable. When we feel those feelings coming, let’s remember that Psalm 23 is true—the Lord is our Shepherd, so we will not want or lack ANYTHING we need, including the help and strength we need to ensure Jesus is well-represented through all we endure. Amen? Amen!
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