The Shepard by Floriana Barbu
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
We, as God's sheep, are sometimes led by Him into the valley of darkness, where there is fear, danger, uncertainty, and the unexpected. He knows that the only way we can reach the higher places of Christain experience and maturity is not on the playground of prosperity but in the schoolroom of suffering. Along those dark, narrow, pinching, uncomfortable valleys of difficulty we learn volumes! We keep our courage simply because our Shepherd is leading the way.
Perhaps that is what the writer had in mind when he exhorted us to keep:
"looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls."
Source: Wisdom for the Way by Charles R. Swindoll
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For any one with struggles this coming week, LOOK UP and you will find that God is watching over you, no matter where you are.
Have a God filled week dear friends.
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