Trust The Shepherd

Life is so complex; we cannot begin to fathom its depth. The world has obstacles and hurdles that may surprise you but they do not surprise God. 

Psalms 23: 2-3 says, “He lies me down in green pastures, leads me beside quiet waters, restores my soul, guides me in the path of righteousness for his names sake.” How can we fear the walk of life when our shepherd is God? 

No matter where we are in life, God has been there. The moment you are in may feel hopeless but God has made a path for you. All we have to do is walk the path in trust in the lord. It is easy to be fooled into thinking that God doesn’t care about your problems. I can assure you that nothing is further from the truth. The Bible says God loves you so much he has the hairs of your head numbered. We are God's children and He cares for us, deeply. So the next time life gets scary or you feel lonely remember these steps. 

1. Check your faith in God. 
Proverbs 3: 5-6 says, “Trust in the lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your path”. Often, the first problem is that our faith is rocked by our situation. Check your faith regularly to make sure you’re believing in God not your circumstance. 

2. Remind yourself that God is right there with you. 
Isaiah 41: 10 “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” The world wants you to feel alone. When you are isolated, you are weaker and more vulnerable. Ignore this attack, it is never true. God is always with you. He will never leave you never forsake you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 

3. Pray and Believe 
Mark 11: 24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Prayer brings you closer to God and when you get closer to God, you are further from your problems. 

4. Be positive
Proverbs 17:22 “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” God’s children should be filled with joy. Even when it’s hard put a smile on your face because you know God has won the battle for you already. This world cannot break you if your joy is in the lord! Follow the above steps and the difficulties of life will become less of a problem and more of an opportunity for you! 

- Joseph Avery

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