“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.”Psalm 23:1
This familiar psalm of David proclaims God’s faithfulness in all circumstances. Have you ever been so weary that you could hardly put one foot in front of the other? Ever pushed so hard that you nearly collapsed? Restoration of your soul would need to come somehow. Perhaps actually being in the green of nature or beside the quietness of a lake or stream helped revive you.
But we won’t always be able to find that sort of solitude. Often the work deadlines, the doctor appointments, the home repairs, the pile of bills, and the challenges of parenting will not let up. There’s no getaway in sight. There will be only one place to run to, one place to be not in want, to be restored, guided, and comforted: in the presence of your faithful Lord and Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
We will all walk through the valley of the shadow of death, but even there we can expect His presence. The light of eternity will shine into that dark tunnel as we move forward to the dwelling place of the Lord. And one day, we will be with Him forever.
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).