My Shepherd

Reading in Psalm 23, many phrases reveal David’s attitude toward God as a shepherd. He cares for our basic needs like food or water or our eternal needs with our soul. He guides us during dark times or in making tough decisions throughout life’s journey.

David’s attitude towards God was that we can have optimism because He is with us at all times; constantly making changes for the better. His goodness and mercy is with us not just some of the time but all of the time.

We all face dark valleys of distress, doubt, and disappointment but God lights our path so that our future is brighter. We can have confidence in the future because we are not alone to face the discouragement and there is never a sense of desertion because with God we are never alone. He protects us from our enemy and takes care of us. There are no more worries because God helps us and takes care of us. All we have to do is receive Jesus, go to God in prayer, and follow His guidance.

This day with You Lord, we believe You want us to have joy as we journey through life. We know that You provide rest in our busy activities, comfort in our fears, security in our danger, and provision in our needs. You are the Maker of more stars than we can count and can bless us with joyful moments that are more numerous than the stars. Amen.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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