“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me”
🏋️♀️January 2nd 2020: I think one of the greatest moments in our relationship with Him is when we just give up our humaness and let Him lead us through tough things.🙋♀️We all fear dark days in the flesh, it is human nature to be overcome by things we cannot control. Unfortunately for our flesh, that covers a lot of life, so learning to be looked after by Him will save us misery, gloom and the fullness of darkness.🤦♀️The actual translation of today’s verse reads “even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil!” Sheep do not understand the idea of death! They put themselves in that position constantly as they wander off into dangerous territories! 🐏 The danger element in sheep is their oblivion to positions of danger, they have to rely on the shepherd completely to get them through the journey unscathed, because if left to their own devices, death would be certain!
For us, we need that reliance on Him to navigate us through the dark places. The shepherd is equipped with a lamp that can shine in the darkest environments so everyone is safe. Have you ever been in total darkness? It is not just about not being able to see, but it is about our mind suddenly coming alive with thoughts of doom, disaster and fear.🧟♀️ In darkness, our carnal mind is in its element, and it can create fear with rapid intent. In those moments, we have to rely completely on the shepherd, our own attempt at getting through the dark valley will not end well.⚰ Wolves and predators wait in the dark places for those who are not in the safety of the shepherd, they are easy prey and when isolated and oblivious to danger, it doesn’t take a lot to attack. Our certainty is in Him!☝️He is our only way in those dark valleys, when we rely on His lamp to guide us in safety. We simply give up trying to navigate our own journey, and we rely on Him to give us safe passage! Have you ever felt safe in a dark place? There is nothing like it! That certainty of being looked after in vulnerable positions!🙋♀️ Today, let’s decide to not fear the uncertainty of dark environments ahead, let’s trust Him and submit ourselves to the care and safety of Him, who will navigate us through those places not because He has a job to do, but because He cares for us and gave His life for us so we can always rely on Him!🤲 #takeusthrough!☝️ #lightfollower!☝️