Afraid of Nothing
Even 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—Psalm 23:4
This is perhaps one of King David's greatest and most quoted Psalms. Think of this writing as a peek into a private journal entry of David, where he shares his deepest insecurities and reveals his greatest fears. At a glance, some could interpret this moment in his journal as "weak" or "emasculating." But David's words could not be more brave and masculine as he seeks to comfort himself in God. It's a display of his security in God while feeling insecure about the present and future. Even though David was a king, he always understood that he served a greater authority. A King whose hand is strong and sturdy. A Shepherd whose rod protects and directs. A Father who hand comforts and guides. Perhaps David states this here not merely to remind himself, but to remind us—that there is nothing to fear when we walk the valley of the shadow of death.
PRAY THIS: God, let me know your stregth, power, and might when I walk through those dark times.
JOURNAL THIS: "I am worried about this [insert the situation]"