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Psalm 23

Our reading this week: Monday: Leviticus 1-4. Tuesday: Leviticus 5-7. Wednesday: Leviticus 8-10. Thursday: Leviticus 11-13. Friday: Leviticus 14-15. Saturday: Leviticus 16-18. Sunday: Leviticus 19-21.

After finding out my symptoms are not lining up with what is actually happening I am 100% certain the CRPS has spread to my kidneys. It is causing a lot of pain, nausea, and exhaustion. I have good days and bad days. Now I will be doing research and figuring out how to deal with the pain and inflammation of the kidneys homeopathically. I know God will get me through this as He always does, but I have to admit I am feeling a little defeated. It just seems I figure one thing out and then another thing happens. This road is far from easy but I know God has given me the strength to do it.

I’m sure I am not alone with feeling defeated about something right now. It’s ok to feel that way just don’t unpack and stay there. For this week let’s meditate on Psalm 23.

(NLT version) The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me by peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name. Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You welcome me as a guest, anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

David is the author of this passage. He wrote this from his own experience as a shepherd boy early in life. We are to follow and trust God just like the sheep do with their shepherd. Only then can we have contentment.

Only one person can bring us out of despair. Whether that is death itself, disease, pain, or suffering. Only God can bring us to the other side of that dark valley. He will guide and comfort us. And in the end bring us to His home in heaven forever. He is our only hope for eternal life and security.

This gives me peace and reassurance during this dark valley I am journeying through. I pray that you read these scriptures throughout your dark valley and be reminded that you are not alone. If you choose God’s path you will come out on the other side better than ever. 🧡