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!




  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. This is my favorite psalms it took me through my early teens and after. I found comfort knowing that God is with me, He is my shepherd, and all alone my walk He blesses me by preparing me a table spread with blessing for all of life’s trials and wow’s, even when my enemies is upon me, surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life. I trust in the Lord.

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  3. “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.”You have so much wisdom. Only someone who knows God’s true nature can come to this conclusion. Great post!

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  4. lovely piece!!!! The Lord is my Shepherd simply means that the Lord is to us everything that a shepherd is to the sheep. Think about protection, provision, instruction and directions, encouragement and so on that a shepherd gives to the sheep, those are what the Lord, being the Good Shepherd, does to us and even much more…

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  5. Love this. So true. I know this to be true in my life. Even in those moments where you feel you’ll never get to where you want to go or feel stuck at the end of it I’ve noticed and realized how much God was actually working in me in deeper ways than I could have imagined making me all the more prepared for the destination He has prepared.

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  6. Great, you have a way of breaking the Scripture down to real life. Let me try and break down the verses you begin the blog with- Psalm 23:1-6 based on my experience:

    The Lord is president over my life not to be replaced every 4-8 years rather all of my life and He won’t let go. I have what I need to go through trials which will come up in this life. He lets me take comfort in the fact that I am performing His will as you lead me with Jesus as my guide as He continues to lead me through this life all for the glory of God the Father. Even when I go through an impossible time, I take comfort that You are with me because I will fear no danger even though danger crowds around me because again You are with me. As long as I have Your Bible and Your Holy Spirit to guide me as long as I meditate on God who has provided me with the proper tools to see You in His Word. Once again, You give me all I need (not want) to last me through the days I come out of my mother’s womb till the day I physically die, knowing that I will spend eternity with You. Praise You Father!

    I think every Christian should personalize it ,and those are my thoughts concerning Psalm 23:1-6. Tell me what you think? 😊

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      1. Have you read my True Life story when I was 18? If not, it can be found in my site under February 7, 2019 whith a picture of the car that I was using, or November 11, 2018 with a cartoon pic of a guy & girl rollerskating. Tell me what you think after reading them, ok?

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  7. God is truly ordering your steps! And He has surely honored your humility and understanding of His awesome Word. You take the Bible stories and skillfully connect them to our everyday lives. It’s so obvious that you have a knack for connect with the masses. Have a blessed day.

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  8. AmenπŸ™. Beautifully expressed. The day God reveals you, since that very second your sufferings are over. You become a strong personality and gain wisdom in true sense.You come to know the true meaning of Faith and that lasts forever. He does miracle.He was, he is and he will. His plans are always to prosper.The word like stress, anxiety, suffering does not exist for a Lord’s child. Walk the talk with Lord, nothing more peaceful.TRUST GOD and be Kind😊. He will never leave your hand. Thank you Lord for all your blessings and for being there with usπŸ™.Truly indebted. Bless All. Amen

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  9. Such a beautiful post. I’m still in one of those times when hard to find a door leading to some sense of what my next step should be. However, as we get closer to Easter, and being reminded by your words today, I know that I am not going through these emotionally difficult days alone and that Jesus understands all of the thoughts I am having and has been where I am. That gives me strength and hope to know I’m just dealing with a bump in the road on my journey and that makes each step I take towards peace a little lighter. Wishing you all many blessings this Holy Week. ❀ .

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  10. He takes us the long way because he’s preparing us. At least, that’s what he did with me and is still doing. I wasn’t ready for whatever He has in store for me. He gave me the gift to write a long time ago and I’m finally listening to Him and sharing with the world. I know He’s got something planned for me and my writing; I just don’t know what yet. We’re all travelling through our own wilderness, but God is with us! He has a plan for us. I can’t wait to see what it is!

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  11. Wishing you God’s blessings! You are so right! God never leaves us alone in the wilderness, and our ‘promised land’ is there at the end of the journey. We go through some troubled spaces, but there in the midst of it all is our God, leading the way out for us. We learn things in the wilderness we could never learn any other way. Perhaps, without the wilderness, we would not appreciate God’s mercy and grace; perhaps, we would not understand what life itself is really all about…God acting in love on our behalf at all times and in all places…now, and it eternity.

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