“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 staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4(NIV)
Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t know how it would end? All you wanted was the best for the principal or principals involved. When you prayed, you didn’t know how to pray, so you prayed for God’s will.
King David tells the Father that he feels His presence in times of grief, stress, and personal crisis. David also tells God that he will not fear while he goes through times of difficulty.
When my stepmother passed on, I felt the prayers of God’s people. They prayed for us because they knew of her lengthy illness. When my dad left this earth almost eleven years later, some of those same people prayed for me, along with those in our new place of worship. I could feel the prayers.
The shepherd king finds solace as God protects him from other things that could attack him as he walks through the wilderness.
In my life history, at the times of a loss, I had to hear of side issues about the person who had passed on or someone else close to the departed. Sometimes a person would remember something that happened in the family maybe 29 years ago. I found these extraneous stories hurtful. As I have grown closer to God, I know that He will shield me from further emotional hurts during my times of grief.
At Church this past Sunday , a lady raised her hand and asked us to pray for Indianapolis. Her words were sobering. "We can't go out of our houses without someone getting shot and killed." All we can do is pray. They seem to have a new homocide each night. Please help us pray for this terrible situation.
Dear Lord God:
Thank You for protecting us as we go through dark valleys of grief, emotional upset, and fear. We give You praise for who You are. In the name of Jesus, I pray. AMEN