I’m currently on vacation in NYC. It has been a tremendous blessing but the last few weeks have been difficult.
I’ve been praying through significant spiritual decisions in my life. I’ve been waiting upon the Lord. I think I’ve read Psalm 130 more than anyone on the planet over the course of the last three months.
I’ve helped a few men through marriage difficulties. I’ve sat with rough and tough men as they cried their hearts out and revealed broken hearts.
I’ve walked church members through conflict resolution. Ugly and difficult situations.
I’ve set a recorded for hospital visits. From toddlers to the elderly.
I’ve sat in hospital rooms and prayed for people in their last few moments of life on earth. I’ve had conversations about death and eternal life.
This has led me to reflect on the people that surround us. Who speaks truth to you? Who speaks words of hope and encouragement? Who grabs you by the hand and leads you to places of significance?
We need to have people in your life that have walked through the valley of the shadow of death and come out the other side and stated, “I will fear no evil for God is with me. His rod and staff have comforted me. The Lord is my shepherd.”
I want those people in my life. I want to be one of those people.
4 thoughts on “Shadow of Death”
You are a special man of God. Put in specific places and situations to be the branch someone needs. I am honored to know you.
Angela – thank you so much for the kind words! I pray God gives you strength, peace, and wisdom in regards to whatever the days ahead hold for you.
You are one of those great people. After Laura Jean passed I was lost and you were such a stabilizing force. I could never thank you enough for keeping me in the hands of God.
Jerry ~ you are far too kind. God has something special in store for you. I’m convinced he’s going to use you in mighty ways. Keep seeking him!