In dealing with the recent death of my husband, I’ve been drawn into God’s word. One passage of scripture in particular has been speaking to me: Psalm 23.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
It’s comforting to know that God is the shepherd of my life, the one who leads and guides me. So in times like these, when I am not in position to think clearly, I know that God is navigating my path.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
When the world around me seems out of control, the Lord allows me to rest. It has not been eight consecutive hours of sleep for me since my husband’s death, but when I am able to sleep, I have sweet dreams.
He leads me beside still waters;
My husband of 29 years is no longer here with me, yet God has given me a sense of peace about this situation. God gives me peace that surpasses all understanding.
He restores my soul.
After experiencing such a devastating loss, I didn’t know how I was going to recover. But God has strengthened me to look to the hills for my help. My help comes from the Lord. I now have hope for what is to come.
He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.
In spite of everything that I’ve been through over the past six weeks, I trust God to lead me in the right direction. In doing so, God will get the glory.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Yes, I may be in a dark valley right now, but God’s word says “I will walk through it.” When I find myself in the valley of darkness, I need not fear because God is with me and will protect me. My God will never leave me nor forsake me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
I know the Lord has His hands on me. No matter what the enemy throws at me, I am still standing. God continues to shower me with blessings as I live life in the overflow.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
Thank you God for offering me new grace and new mercy on a daily basis.
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.
I will continue to serve the Lord with gladness until He calls me home.