when fear of the future shows its face again

When my coworker and friend passed away last week, those who knew her all came face to face with the reality that death is ahead for each of us. A painful jolt of truth we do not usually like to ponder, but have to come to grips with when someone we care about passes away.

We are born, we live, and we die. This is life as we know it here on earth.

But there is an awful lot of living that happens in between birth and death, and we are not meant to focus on the fears of what may be up ahead in our lives, but rather His Promises which we can read over and over on the days when we need this kind of reminder.

So why would I fear the future? For Your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life. Then afterward, when my life is through, I’ll return to Your glorious presence to be forever with You!

Psalm 23:6 TPT

I need not fear, for God is always for me and with me, at all times.

And friend, that truth is yours to savor as well.

Yet the Psalmist doesn’t leave the verse there, in all its wonderfulness so far…. He ends with this even more amazing truth: Life doesn’t end for those who follow Jesus. We will pass from life here on earth into forever living with Him in His Kingdom when we die.

May we not fear the future we have with You, knowing that You are with us, guiding us, comforting us, providing for us, pursuing us and living with us forever!!

“Shepherd” by Crowder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiPL5WWjgTQ

“Yea, though I walk through the valley low, yeah though the path gets steep. surely goodness will follow me. Every promise will be light to my feet.
When my heart is prone to wandering, Jesus You shepherd me. And I will dwell for all my days in the shadow of Your relentless grace. And I will dwell for all my days in Your presence!”

#myShepherd #Sonday #singanewpsalm #hopefortheharddays

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