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.
John started learning how to drive with his dad’s car without permission. One day with his dad at work he took the car out as usual but this time he got into a minor accident. John was stuck between a rock and a hard place, he couldn’t call his dad for help because he would have had to say he took his car out without permission, secondly he didn’t have enough money to fix the dent himself.
Many of us have gone through a phase where we got ourselves into some trouble like John. We assume that because we got our self into that mess God has left us alone. Like John we get tempted to solve the problem ourselves without involving our heavenly father.
David tells us some very awesome things in this Psalm. In the first verses we see David talk about how God leads him into many beautiful places and things. This beautiful verse takes a twist from ‘He leads’ to “I walk”. David means God leads us to awesome things and even when we may have taken a misstep and gone into the very worst place (valley of the shadow of death), God your father is right there with you. When you know you’re not alone you wouldn’t be afraid of the place you have found yourself.
David also says “He walks through”; which means while he may have walked into that dark place he knows one thing and that is the fact that he will definitely walk out of the place shinning enough to have dinner in the presence of his enemies.
Don’t isolate yourself like John when you get into a tight spot, be like David and tap into the fearless strength that can get you out shinning. This strength is found in the unending presence of God with you.
God is a very present help in time of trouble. Do not be afraid of anything that may come your way. Fall back on him and let Him guide you through whatever mess you’ve found yourself. God loves you so much and his faithfulness is unending.
Say this short prayer: Father I thank you for you have promised never to leave me or forsake me, I know that when I’m on the mountain you are with me and you never go away even when I get into a valley of my own accord. Thank you Lord for because of you I do not have a spirit of fear.
Thought of the week: Stop running away from God for he is not looking to punish you for anything. He is the best dad on earth.