The lord is my shepherd; I have what I need. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; he leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff — they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord as I live.” — Psalms 23:1-6

In exodus 13, God brings his people out of slavery in Egypt, and begins to lead them on a journey to the promised land through the wilderness. But even though there was a direct route that would have taken them on the highway by the sea, God decided to take his people, the long way through deserts, across rivers and seas, and to the base of mountains…

So often in life, it can feel as if God has us on a similar kind of journey, like we are wandering through life, defeated, down-trodden or even stuck in the midst of our journey without direction from Him. Sometimes, it feels like like we are left to fend for ourselves. Like we have to fight life’s battles and walk its paths alone. It can certainly feel that way, BUT that doesn’t mean its true.

Consider this: 2 000 years ago, Jesus hung on a cross and cried, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” And ever since that day, Jesus took on our isolation from the father and there has never been a single second, minute, hour or day that you were forsaken.

But one thing that is true in the story of the Israelites, in my story, and I bet your story as well, is that God doesn’t waste our wilderness. He uses the difficult journeys in our lives to PROTECT US from even worse things, PREPARE US for even greater things, and ultimately PLACE US in His purpose for our lives. Amen!


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  1. Amen. When everything seems hopeless, there’s always one thing I turn too. My faith to God. I pray hard and hope hard, and I strongly believe in Him. His love is unconditional and he gave me miracles more than what I prayed for.

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  2. Hi Godly Chic! I was visiting a wonderful person who quickly became my friend because of her big heart and ability to make me feel so good after visiting with her. She was in a in a senior home and I was volunteering. And Irma could hardly speak but she had the ‘Lord is my Shepard’ poster her sister gave her and she could recite almost every word. It went slowly, but she never forgot the words. After her prayer she seemed restful and happy that she didn’t forget.
    It was one of the only things that seemed to give her comfort. Thank you for the wonderful posts Godly Chic!

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  3. Amen-Amein Sister in Christ Jesus-Yeshua!! πŸ’œπŸ’•

    Our ONE True GOD’S LOVE πŸ’œπŸ’• is ETERNAL THROUGH HIS SON Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua for Today and Everyday Forevermore Everyone!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua, because HE LOVED πŸ’˜πŸ’• EVERYONE FIRST!!

    Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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  4. you know I have faith and. believe, I have been going through hard times with my ex for the last 13 years and my youngest daughter … but sometimes I want to give in….because my loving god would not let me suffer for all this time…it hurts and doubt kicks in

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