The Lord is my Shepherd; I have everything I need

I have lost count of the number of times my pastor has said those words from the pulpit.  Over and over again, he reminds of us our Good Shepherd who loves and cares for us every day, who chastens us to create in us the peaceable fruit of righteousness, and who never leaves nor forsakes us.  What a comfort to know that no matter what the trials we may face, they will only bring about good in our lives because our loving Heavenly Father has us in His hand and because all of His wrath has already been poured out on Christ so that only love and care is left for us.  Hallelujah! What a Saviour!

For those of us in pain, in difficulties, in confusion, in fear, as well as for those of us who seemingly have it all together, here is the hymn we sang this morning:

 

All the Way My Savior Leads Me

by Fanny Crosby

 

All the way my Savior leads me;

What have I to ask beside?

Can I doubt His tender mercy,

Who through life has been my Guide?

Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,

Here by faith in Him to dwell!

For I know, whate’er befall me,

Jesus doeth all things well,

For I know, whate’er befall me,

Jesus doeth all things well.

 

All the way my Savior leads me,

Cheers each winding path I tread,

Gives me grace for every trial,

Feeds me with the living bread.

Though my weary steps may falter,

And my soul athirst may be,

Gushing from the Rock before me,

Lo! a spring of joy I see,

Gushing from the Rock before me,

Lo! a spring of joy I see.

 

All the way my Savior leads me;

Oh, the fullness of His grace!

Perfect rest to me is promised

In my Father’s blest embrace.

When my spirit, clothed immortal,

Wings its flight to realms of day,

This my song through endless ages:

Jesus led me all the way,

This my song through endless ages:

Jesus led me all the way.

 

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