Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
The Lord is my shepherd; He leads us, He provides for us, He protects us…
Even so, there are times in every person’s life when we find ourselves at our lowest point, our darkest hour, yet even there our Lord is with us: You and I are never alone. Things may go wrong, our friends might turn against us, our families might walk away from us, we might lose all our worldly goods, but He is always there.
It could be a natural calamity or an illness. Maybe it’s our finances or employment, or perhaps persecution or injustice, yet He still provides: The Good Shepherd never abandons His flock. By His very faithfulness, no matter how dark the moment may be, His presence is like a banquet set before our enemies, for in His presence what can they really do to us?
There He is, the Lord our Shepherd. With His rod He will deal with those who pursue us, with His staff He will lead us back to His light; we take comfort and refuge in Him.
When you think about it, we really do have nothing to fear in this life since He will never abandon us. Come to think of it, the only real question is, will we be as faithful to Him as He is to us?