Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Safe Little Sheep


I am struggling. 
Some of my most treasured relationships have been under siege, attacked by the enemies of my soul:

Pride
Criticism
Bitterness
Anger

I have felt without an anchor, to hold me in the place I should be.
But, I am held.
And you know what?
I shall not want.

I shall not want for kindness.
For mercy.
For friendship.
For love.
For correction.
For power.
For family.
For protection.
For direction.

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.

You, there.  Fear, condemnation, torment, sadness.  You better watch it.  I brought my Shepherd, and if there is a dark alley around here, you don't want to meet Him in it. 
'Cause I shall not want.
For any good thing.

2 comments:

  1. My heart is in agony. I cannot describe the feeling. I hope your hurt is over soon.

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