4 Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid
when You walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure. Psalm 23:4 (MSG)
The 23rd Psalm has been oft-repeated by me in the last four weeks. Each time I said a prayer or put Dad in God’s hands rather than worry, it would pop to the forefront of my mind. I woke up today praying and planning to write an incredible blog, but no words came. Riding in to work I was literally searching the sky for a word, any word.
Yet, when I received word that the surgery scheduled for today was beginning several hours early, my first knee-jerk, daughter impulse was to panic. “What, huh, wait it’s early, why??” these and other valid questions assailed my thoughts as I kept tryng to call my sister. Finger hovering over the buttons, the Holy Spirit spoke and I was commanded to calm down and pray. As I closed my eyes and offered up a prayer, a blanket of c
omfort and calm washed over me. “Yes, even if I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will not be afraid of anything, because You are with me. You have a walking stick with which to guide and one with which to help. These comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 (NLV) God is in control and for that reason alone, I am at peace. His comforting hands are over every situation and that alone allows my spirit to soar in praise. Dad is truly in the best possible hands and I also praise God for the skill and talent of his doctors as exhibited over these weeks. To God be the glory!
Making His praise glorious!
- Psalms 23 (momsfirstscreenn.wordpress.com)
- The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Be In Want. (decodingchristianity.wordpress.com)
- Pope: Even in the “valley of darkness,” God is always close to his flock (onecatholicnews.wordpress.com)