Jeff Lucas has his turn today to share with us.
Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
The Lord truly is the most powerful and wonderful blessing in my life. These words let me know that no matter what might happen in my days, He is here to not only be a comfort in my sorrows and sad times, but also to be a beacon, a light to my path, that as I stumble, He will be here to pick me up and show me the way out of my turmoil. In my trials, my sadness, and my joy He is with me, my closest friend.
After I was saved, my being was overcome with the most wonderful happiness, joy, and rejoicing I had ever known. But as with most of us, there came that time that I slid back into the old ways and habits of the world, forgetting my new found victory. (I took my salvation as one more thing to take in stride.) For the next 20 or so years I became more bored, disinterested, despondent and becoming someone I no longer recognized. I was simply going through the motions of living, without any real substance, blinded by the world.
Something was missing. Me! The real me! Then I met my wife, who reminded me that the Lord truly was my shepherd and that no matter where I was, or what I was doing, He was also there – waiting patiently for me to return to Him. My joy and happiness has returned and He has led me beside still waters and has wondrously restored my soul.
We must see that we are His children and He is our very loving Father, and no matter what comes our way, we only need to believe, have faith and trust in Him in all things and that we really shall not want.