About six days ago I was in the valley of the shadow of death in Israel. Our guide told us that we were looking at the valley referred to in that Psalm. Talk about a serious valley, I mean we are talking straight down. I have never been to the Grand Canyon but surely it can’t be any more imposing than this. And we looked at this and we though, that is what David is talking about in the twenty-third Psalm. I walk through this valley of the shadow of death. An encouraging word to you and to me. When we walk through a valley, a dark time, a depressing time, we are not walking alone. And we should allow the Lord to comfort us. He is waiting to comfort us. He is everywhere and that is why we should come clean in regard to our sin. You know, when you confess your sin to God and say “God, hey, forgive me for lying”, God is not going to respond, “Oh I didn’t know you lied, unbelievable. You mean you lied, Ed, unbelievable, wow that’s a new one on me. Thanks for telling Me”. He doesn’t do that. God knows it. All we are doing when we confess our sins to God, is saying “God, hey, I am agreeing with what You already know. I blew it. I confess my sin, I turn from my sin and realize Your comforting grace.
A couple of years ago the staff gave Lisa and I a comforter for our king size bed. We love this comforter. It is a down comforter. And it comforts us when it gets cold. It is cozy. It is warm. And it has a great feeling to it. You take that feeling and you multiply that to the trillionth power and that is the comforting nature of God.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: C3 Global Leadership