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“MY Shepherd”

“The LORD is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?”

“Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.”

Psalm 27:1, 3 NLT

During our time at the counseling center, I had many reasons to be afraid. I’d never been at the end before and certainly had no clue how to change. Besides, what if the process took too long? What if the counselors couldn’t figure out how to “fix” me?

No wonder I was encouraged by these verses. In fact, every day I proved them to be true. The Lord WAS my Light, illuminating a path I couldn’t see. The Lord WAS my salvation, protecting me from what I had feared. The Lord WAS my fortress, surrounding me with a security I never imagined possible.

Yes, there were times my heart felt surrounded by armies, and there were times my mind was attacked by the lies I used to believe. BUT I remained confident in the loving care of MY Shepherd.

The rugged terrain of those months was not the last—my life has been full of “challenges.” However up to now, “…the thing I seek most is to live in the Lord’s presence…to delight in HIS perfect love. HE hides me out of my enemy’s reach so I will never again be disgraced!” (v 4-6 ws)

I love MY Shepherd—so precious is the moment each morning when…

My heart hears Him say, “Come and talk with Me.”

And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming!”

Psalm 27:8


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