The Lord is my Shepherd… I shall not want
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
He leadeth me beside the still waters…
We all love the 23rd Psalm … the Shepherd’s Psalm, and we love to say that the Lord leads us. Yet, when we are in a path other than the one we think we should walk on, we grumble.
When God led the children of Israel out of Egypt’s bondage, Exodus 13:17-18 tells us He did not choose the closest path, but rather He led them into the wilderness and by the Red Sea. Verse 17 says God did this because the people might have gotten discouraged when they saw war, and returned to Egypt.
I have found there is always a reason for the pathway our Lord chooses for us. He is always working for our good. We may feel “God is not with me.” Circumstances are never an indicator of that. He has promised never to leave or forsake us.
Let’s just believe.