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Today's Devotion

June 20, 2022

Reflecting on the Names and Nature of God

The Trinity: Leader

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
for His name’s sake.
Yea , though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
for You are with me. 

Psalm 23:1-4

The Lord is your Shepherd; He will lead you. Sometimes the Lord will lead you to still waters; at other times he will lead you through right paths. Because He is God, He knows the best path for you today. He knows the problems you will face today so follow Him closely. He knows what troubles await you and may even lead you into some troubles to strengthen your faith. Just as the Father didn’t deliver Jesus out of suffering, so He may not take away your pain. But remember, when the Leader leads you through the valley of the shadow of death, He will be with you. 

Lord, I know You lead me, and I know suffering is inevitable in this life. But I don’t like pain. Help me accept pain and learn from it.

Follow the Leader closely today. He knows when you should start walking and He knows when you should stop. If you start walking when He says, “Stop,” you may get into deeper trouble. If you obey the Lord, He will give you peace in the shadows of your dark valley; stay close to Him and obey Him. When the Lord, your Leader, says, “Stop,” He may be keeping you from going deeper into severe trouble. But no matter what happens, He’ll be with you.

Lord, I’ll walk when You tell me, “Go,” and I’ll wait for You when You say, “Stop.” I’ll do what You tell me to do, because I want to be what You want me to be. Amen.

Go Deeper: Psalm 103:1-14         

Follow closely the Father’s lead.

Tomorrow...Jesus: Jesus Christ our Lord