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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"Walking through the valley"

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely  goodness and mercy  shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:4-6 ESV

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The part of this passage I tend to focus on is “I will fear no evil, for you are with me”. I think it is the heart of the twenty third psalm. Knowing there is nothing to fear if the Lord is with you. David wrote this psalm as one writing with experience. He knew that he could always count on God to be there for him. Therefore he had no fear whatever the circumstances. He knew he was blessed by the presence of God.

We too can claim this in our lives, because as God’s children wherever we may be God is there with us. We have nothing to fear. What a comfort that is, because fear is one of the most crippling things we can experience in life. Fear will stop us in our tracks and we will not move forward.

So today, let’s live a fearless life, because we having nothing to fear. After all through Christ we are more than conquerors. As such we have already overcome the world, there is nothing more be afraid of. Even death has no hold on us. We are victorious. Let’s live like it.

© 2013 Leo J. Woodman

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