Pastor Marc Likins
“The Lord is my shepherd….”
Does your day-to-day seem to look this way? Changing the way you do things? Adapting to a new routine that seems nothing but normal?
In a time-period that history books will undoubtedly record, we are asked to adapt both mentally and physically. With this, comes a craving for just the opposite—a constant. Something that doesn’t change. A solace. A safe place.
In Psalm 23, Scripture tells us that the Lord is our shepherd. He is our unchanging safe place. He is IN the chaos with us, but not affected by it.
Let this post be a reminder that you, as a believer, belong to HIM.
Though He creates, He was never created. Though He makes, He was never made. Though He causes, He was never caused. Max Lucado put it this way, “You can no more alter God than a pebble can alter the rhythm of the Pacific.” Storms do not frighten Him, earthquakes do not shake Him, cemeteries do not scare Him, and our life of chaos and uncertainty does not surprise Him.
We get to belong to Him. And, if fear creeps in or frustration begins to build during this time, we can run to our Lord and declare along with the Psalmist: “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” (Psalm 90:2)
Just as we need to be reminded that we have a constant—an ever-loving Shepherd, we also need to remind ourselves that we are just sheep. We are finite beings in need of constant care (as humbling as this may be to admit). We can be stubborn and stupid, and we can let our emotions get away from us. This is a great way to help us be authentic—by opening our eyes to who we really are and what we really need.
Sometime after you read this post, would you take a couple of minutes, grab some fresh air, look up into the magnificent skies, and remind yourself who you belong to, how small you are, and commit your fears, anxiety, and emotions to the One who can bring calm.