Psalm 23 speaks about how God is our shepherd who provides for us and restores us. The more we trust in Him, the less we tend to worry. However, there are times in our lives when we feel lost and confused, and it’s very difficult to think that God is still with us. We either make bad decisions or get stuck when we’re feeling lost. We’re unable to move on. During these times, God is still with you and He is there to guide you when you’re feeling lost and confused.
Psalm 23:4 tells us how God is with us even during those dark days.
Life is not a bed of roses, nor a grassy hill. In our journey through life, there will be valleys, deep and dark ones, that we will have to go through to keep moving forward. You may be walking in broad daylight, but in your heart, you are confused and you have no idea what’s going to happen next. It’s like you’re covered in a death-like shadow and you’re almost afraid to take a step or make a decision, because it feels like you’re making a mistake, but you’re not sure either. You feel lost even though you know why you are there.
I remember the first days when we were venturing into business. We didn’t have much to invest and a wrong decision could cost us a lot and we won’t have enough to start operating. One particular day, I was feeling lost and confused, that I almost wanted to give up. I was lying on the sofa, facing the wall, and I was praying, “God, I don’t want to do this anymore!”
Good thing, we didn’t give up. We realized that God had been with us all along as our problems got solved one by one. He had prepared all the solutions and they all came at the right time. We just had to be patient and keep trusting Him.
Like the shepherd in Psalm 23, God is with us no matter where we go, be it green pastures or dark valleys. When we realize that, we begin to worry less about the things that may happen along the way. God makes sure that we are always on the right path.
God protects us, even when we don’t see the dangers around us.
The shepherd uses his rod to protect the sheep from wolves and other predators. It’s like a walking stick that he can use to strike the enemy so that his flock may pass through safely. Predators are very good at hiding in the dark to wait for their prey, and the shepherd knows this. He looks around, ready to kill the enemy, while sheep don’t even care where they go.
God is like that. He’s always here to protect us from those who want to destroy us or steal from us. Most of the time, we are not aware of the schemes that people set up against us, but God knows. And because he knows, he can prevent bad things from happening to us by stopping the enemy in his tracks, so he doesn’t even get a chance to harm us.
God guides us especially when we don’t see where we are headed.
There are times when we have to make a decision that will change our life. Sometimes, it’s too obvious to see which decision is bad for us. Most of the time, both options seem good and there seems to be no way of telling which is best for us. And then there’s the rare occasion when we don’t see an option and we’re stuck at where we are. We feel lost and confused, and we forget that God is always with us.
God is always here to help. Like a shepherd, he uses the hook of his staff to gently point us to the right direction. He speaks to our hearts or give us dreams, or use people to warn us, so that we don’t walk into dangerous places, or get lost. Most of all, he has given us the Bible to read to know Him more, so we can trust him more and stop worrying.
Are you feeling lost and confused right now? Believe that God cares and that he’s watching out for you. He’s here to protect you and to lead you to the right way. You’ll step out of that valley knowing that God is always guiding you.
Thanks for your time and I hope that I was able to help you trust God in times of feeling lost and confused. I hope that you can check out my previous posts on Psalm 23 about how to rest your mind and that God wants to restore you.
May the Lord bless you today tremendously!