Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known verses of the Bible. This is a common verse used for funerals yet it is not about death. If you notice in verse 4 which reads, Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
This verse is one of encouragement. We are to “walk through” the valley. Unfortunately, too many of us make a habit to stop and dwell in the pain and fear. After a while, we find some modicum of comfort in the attention we receive when we are downtrodden.
However, Jesus does not want us to dwell, He wants us to walk through. We are not to stand still and become stagnant in our pain or fear, we are to move forward.
I don’t know if you’ve heard the song Psalm 23 so I thought I’d share it with you below. Remember, no matter how bad things get, move. Eventually you’ll make it to the other side.
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please comment below. I’ll be happy to pray for the situation.
And They Said It Couldn’t Be Done
Too often I hear that you can’t write a good suspense/mystery if it’s Christian or clean. I’m not sure what the “f” word or a graphic sex scene has to do with tension, but I disagree.
Take a look at these Christian and clean mystery/suspense writers. You might find a new one you’d enjoy reading.
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Let me know if you enjoy any of the authors you come across. I’d love to pass them on.
Kathryn J. Bain