In yesterday’s post it was mentioned that in order to release our problems successfully into the hands of Jesus it is necessary to get up from where we are stuck and begin to move on in the power of Jesus. Here is why… It is true dear Reader that Psalm 23 says
“The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 Please notice It does not say I do not want. It says I shall not want future tense…Why? Because God is goingto
provide our every need. He is going to lead us into green pasture, beside still waters and He is going to restore our souls. But in order to do that He first has to lead us through the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
Do you know the Valley of the Shadow of Death is a real place? You can Google it. It is a narrow chasm between Bethlehem and Jerusalem. On one side is the town of Bethlehem and on the other side are the best sheep fields in the area. The only way to the green pastures is through the valley. So shepherds take their flocks through the on a regular basis to the place where the sheep can get food to eat.
You have been wondering why you are going through your Valley of the Shadow of Death haven’t you? It’s because the valley is the only pathway to blessing. You may not like it but if you lay down in the Valley of the Shadow of death, if you get stuck there you are going to die there. Getting up and moving on to what’s next is necessary!
Don’t be afraid. Your Shepherd is with You. He will help you get up! Just decide to do it! Because getting up and moving on is necessary…and tomorrow we will discover it is possible!