The Lord is my Shepherd, says David. But are we having the Lord as our shepherd? Do we really do that? This is very important.
Do we analyze this and check if we have the Lord as our shepherd?
In Exodus 33: 14, the Lord replies to the Israelites saying that “My presence will go before thee”. But we must allow the Lord to lead us. In Psalms 23, we read that David says that he does not “want” since the Lord is his shepherd. So if we have the Lord as our shepherd and if we have Him lead us, then our path will go straight.
But why should we “wait” for the Lord? It is because the Lord has His own timing. Our perception of time is not the same as His perception. The Lord knows what is the right time for us.
Psalms 116: 7 we read that our soul can rest only when the Lord has been good to us. If we do not let the Lord to be good to us and if we choose our own paths then we cannot expect our souls to be in rest and in peace. Anxiety will only be the end result if we don’t let the Lord act for us.
Isaiah 30: 15 – It is also quit important that we repent and stay in peace. Even though we have been saved and even though we are believers of the Lord, we need to repent quite often in order to stay in peace. The parable of the younger son is a nice example – until he repented he did not have peace in his life.
Matt. 11: 29 – If we have to stay in peace we have to take his yoke upon us. His yoke is nothing but His Will and God’s Will is different for different people. In Colossians 1: 9 we read that we must be filled with the knowledge of the Will of the Lord.
In every action we do, we must analyze if this is the Will of the Lord and if the Lord will be pleased by this act of ours.
In Hebrews 4:3, we see that unless we have the faith in the Lord and unless we believe in the Lord, we will not have peace.