Saturday, April 19, 2008


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
Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil for you are with me
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies
You anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me
All the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever and ever. Amen!

For some weeks now, I've been in need of some divine strength and encouragement. I know I have my wonderful friends and family who do their best with whatever they have to say but it's just not enough. I know it's just not me alone; there's got to be someone else out there who feels so heavy with all of the things they have to go through that requires you to dig down deep within you for something refreshing. Anyway for some reason, everytime I think about all the deadlines I have to meet and all the things I want to keep up with while being there for my family and friends at the same time and all the other committments I have to fulfill, this bible passage keeps creeping into my head. I'm not sure why but I think I know why considering the words of the passage. Now it's just up to me to hold on to them and really believe.Even at this moment, I'm up trying to complete my assignment before morning comes and it's time for me to submit it and I'm thinking "Oh my God, can I really do this?" Arghhhh.... really sucks! This helpless feeling is not my style o. At all, at all - I just can't stand it! So yes, I think this is where Psalm 23 has been coming in for me. It makes perfect sense.

Here's to anyone who feels helpless, hopeless, and alone. You're not. Be encouraged...


Folayemi said...

Lovely post on FOOD FOR MY SOUL. I came across your blog when i visited someone else's.

Anyways, i'm sure you had a swell time at Barcelona - tho' it was a long time ago.

Yeah! One other thing, putting your picture on your blog wouldn't be such a bad idea. Don't you think so? *winks*

Honeywell said...

love this post! indeed, with Christ, we can do all things, because he strengthens us.... and think about it, if we have HIM backing us, what do we have to fear? may His strength envelope you..., :0)

Shaywun said...

@ folayemi - thanks for stopping by! Yeah Barcelona was a wonderful experience for me especially since I haven't been out travelling a lot. Well, that's about to change! I'm winking right back at you too lol.

@ honeywell - thanks for the extra encouragement. Isn't it so sad how we forget God's promises immediately we start struggling? Thanks for your prayer and I pray the same for you too! Thanks for stopping by...

Sisi Blu said...

I was in a similar predicament during finals, but my own word of encouragement was "GOd is faithful" He will see us through. Amen