In the last few days, actually almost a week; I have had the line in Psalm 23:4 replaying over, over and over in my mind: "Even though I walk through".
Of course there is more, however it is the word "through" which is screaming within me. I can't seem to let it go. And I am pretty sure GOD has laid it on my heart so heavily for a reason.
In the last month, there has been much sadness around me. I have seen many of those I love suffering because of the loss of loved ones. It's almost as if each day someone I know has been touched by death.
As crazy as it is, and even though I realize my own mortality, there is a "peace" I hold within.
I live in this world where death is a reality, troubles happen, and pain is felt (Valley of death), yet I do not fear! Why? Because GOD guides me through! And there is more! HIS rod and staff comfort me!
There is such immense peace in this. Think about it. All my life I have been instructed to live each day as it is my last. The undertone of this is that of a "have fun" love a lot and laugh even more! Enjoy each and every day to its full potential. I get this but there is more!
I am going to die. We all are. I do not mean to be morbid, however it the truth.
Yet I DO have a happy-ever-after! and frankly, it is available to us all.
Even though I walk "through" the valley of death; I fear not because the LORD comforts me.
I am comforted in knowing fully that this is not "it". This is a mere pass "through". There is that word again!
I am not haunted nor do I need to be afraid of anything, nope, notta! Not even death! That is some of the most freeing power there is!!
Sure I will live and love like each day is my last! However, not in selfish vain but for the gain of CHRIST!
Phillippians 1:21 tells me " Alive, I'm Christ's messenger; dead, I'm his bounty. Life versus even more life! I can't lose.(msg)
Because of CHRIST I am a never ending story! So..... yes, even though I walk THROUGH the valley of death, I shall not fear.... it is that simple! And I don't! I really don't fear! Why?
I have accepted CHRIST and the power of what HE did for me. and because of HIS fleshly death and subsequent rise from death..... I too will pass THROUGH the valley of death. And I will live on and on, eternally in paradise devoid of pain, sickness, evil, sadness - all replaced with joy everlasting! My bottom line: I will get THROUGH...
Thank YOU JESUS ❤