We can get lost on the path. We can find ourselves on crooked roads, dangerous detours and side streets that lead to nowhere. However, when we have a good guide who knows every intricate detail of the path, we can have confidence that he will keep us on the road that leads to our destination.
God loves us so much that when we lost our way, He sent His precious son to earth for us. Jesus lived a perfect life for us, He gave His life at the cross in exchange for ours; and then God raised Him from the dead for our justification. Jesus ascended to Heaven and is right now interceding for us at the right hand of our Father God.
However, Jesus did not leave us orphans here on earth. He sent us His Holy Spirit to be our guide. Now as we call on the name of the Lord, we receive God’s own Spirit as our seal of guarantee. The Holy Spirit leads us into all truth.
Our beautiful guide will lead us to lush provision, times of refreshing, and He restores our soul. He will walk with us through dark seasons, so we are not afraid. Our guide will lead us into a banquet feast that’s provided for us. He blesses and favors us despite our insecurities and fears.
Our guide will ensure that we are more than full, so much that we have to give the excess away. We will find that we are pursued by goodness and mercy as we dwell with the community of believers forever.
Psalm 23 (The Voice) - The Eternal is my shepherd, He cares for me always. He provides me rest in rich, green fields, beside streams of refreshing water. He soothes my fears. He makes me whole again, steering me off worn, hard paths to roads where truth and righteousness echo His name. Even in the unending shadows of death’s darkness,
I am not overcome by fear Because You are with me in those dark moments, near with Your protection and guidance,I am comforted. You spread out a table before me, provisions in the midst of attack from my enemies; You care for all my needs, anointing my head with soothing, fragrant oil, filling my cup again and again with Your grace. Certainly Your faithful protection and loving provision will pursue me where I go, always, everywhere. I will always be with the Eternal, in Your house forever.