Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, 3He refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake. 4Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

This week we have been looking at Psalm 23 to answer the question, “How can I move from being stressed to being blessed” in my life?”

Today we will examine the fourth key to being blessed and not stressed.

 Key one: “We must look to God to meet all our needs!”

Key two: “We must obey God’s instruction about rest!”

Key three: “We Must Go to God for guidance!”

 

And here is the fourth key from Psalm 23: “We must trust God in the Dark days of life!” Some common sources of stress in our lives are loss, opposition by others, and fear of the future. The last three verses of Psalm 23 deal with those three elements:

4“Even though I walk  through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Know that God is with you; He comforts you; He is prepared for you (and your enemies), and He anoints you. I love the visual personification from verse 6 of God’s goodness and love following us every day that we live.

“How do I move from being stressed to being blessed?” I must trust God in the dark days of life.

Think about it and have a blessed weekend!

John Mark Caton
SENIOR PASTOR

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