Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Faithful To Walk With You"

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4
Because of the passing of my mother I am walking through a place I have never walked through before. It is a place of mixed emotions, grief, sorrow, pain, hurt, separation, reality, joy, and all the feelings that come with losing someone you love. But I want to testify this morning to the faithfulness of my loving Heavenly Father who is walking with me through every step of this journey.
Walking through this life takes us down many paths-- some are joyful, some are painful, some are difficult, some are easy, some are exhausting and some are peaceful. Death is one of those paths -- it is part of life. When my mother met her appointment with death, she did not walk through it alone-- the Lord was with her. The Lord promises to be our guide even in death, and to walk with us as we go through the valley of the shadow of death. He was faithful to walk with her.
He was faithful to walk with the children of Israel when they left Egypt. He was faithful to walk Joseph through each and every new place he encountered from the pit to the palace. He was faithful to walk in the fire with the three Hebrews. He was faithful to walk with Daniel in the lion's den. He was faithful to walk with Joshua as he took the Israelites into the promised land. 
He hasn't changed, He still faithfully walks with His children through this life. Where you are walking this morning may not be the same place I am walking but rest assured He is walking with you too. You may be walking through a wilderness, a sickness, a job loss, a broken relationship, heartache, an addiction, or any one of the many numerous places we can find ourselves in. But remember this-- you are not walking alone. The Lord Jesus is walking with you. He is even carrying you through most of it-- like the poem "Footprints" reminds us. So take heart, He is faithful, He is not going to leave you to walk through this by yourself. When you feel that you are walking it alone, remind yourself-- "Thou art with me".
Have a great day. The Lord is faithful to walk with us through the many paths of life we find ourselves on.
For further reading:
Psalm 23; 48:14
Lamentations 3:23
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