The shepherd leads his sheep with the shepherd’s staff. And with the rod, the shepherd fights off the wild beasts that want to attack his sheep. In this certainty, we can walk with God by our side through every valley of tears.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4; NIV)
Your enemy sadness, your enemy lack, your enemy disease… they do not have a chance.
Make God the most important thing in your life, make Him the dominant center of your thinking (and not the sadness, not the lack, not the illness). And in the presence of your enemies, God showers you with His blessings:
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” (Psalm 23:5; NIV)