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)
In the darkest of days, you have reason NOT to fear.
Think of times in your life that you would describe as a “dark valley.” How do you think you reacted to those times: fear or comfort?
Why do we assume that evil can harm us? How do we reconcile the psalmist’s comment that we have no reason to fear evil with the reality that evil can and does cause us pain and hurt?
How does a life of faith, full of the comfort of knowing God is with you, look like in practical terms? In other words, how would I know this person when I saw him or her?