I just read through Psalm 23 and the connections between the verses struck me. The psalmist wrote things that were not as clear to me as they are now and I’ll like to share them with you.
To start with, it is important to emphasize the fact that God knows the best places that could ever be. As the creator of the world, he knows more geography than humans could ever discover. So if you are searching for that perfect location, God is the best guide to have by your side. David wrote in the verses below that:
‘He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.’
Psalms 23:2-3 (NLT)
One, the Lord leads one to the best places where one can find peace. Two, as one walks with God, one can’t grow weary because he renews one’s strength. Three, for the honour of his name, he guides one along the right paths. Our God doesn’t fail. He can’t be embarrassed. He gets it right all the time because he is perfect. That he guides one along the right paths to bring honour to his name should give us the confidence that God does not lead randomly. He is intentional in his plans for us. And surely his end in sight for us is not disgrace but honour because his name has to be honoured. As he gets honoured, we stay successful and get it right always. Our lives become shining examples for others to follow as we follow God.
Also, following God’s lead gives one the confidence that all is well regardless of what could be happening around one. That Jehovah is with one is more than enough to scare the scariest of terrors. David said here that:
‘Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.’ Psalms 23:4 (NLT)
When one is sure of God’s presence, a divine peace that mortality can’t explain surrounds one always. David followed God and enjoyed the benefits of God’s presence in a human’s life. We can enjoy these benefits as well if we submit totally to the master’s direction.
My friend, it is not too late to change course and follow God’s route for your life. Let him be the captain while you enjoy the ride with him to untold heights of greatness in life. Don’t worry about the challenges, he will grant you victory ober them. Be reassured that with God leading you, YOU CANNOT FAIL IN LIFE.
Follow God and never stop.
God bless you more.
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