“You, Lord, are my Shepherd. I will never be in need.” Psalm 23:1
This is a quote from the 23rd Psalm we have heard read many times as we journey through a Christian life. Maybe— many from different faiths we may have been at a funeral or public gathering where this famous Psalm was recited. There are those in faith who have wondered about these promises when faced with a challenge, where they are in need of some kind. No matter how desperate the situation, may you always know that these words are still promises. Promises that we must hold onto. As long as we have a close relationship to our Shepherd, we hear His voice every day, and learn to trust His loving guidance along the way. He will always make a way where there seems to be no way.
I have personally been in many situations where; I have faced many obstacles. I learned years ago to draw closer to God during those times and He will speak to us. The more you talk to Him, and listen to Him—the more you are able to know His voice when He speaks to you, perhaps there is something about an obstacle that may teach you. He will show you and answer you when you ask Him anything. Jeremiah 33:3: ” Ask me, and I will tell you things that you don’t know and can’t find out.” “The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth. The Spirit does not speak on His own. He will tell you only what He has heard from me, and He will let you know what is going to happen.” John 16:13. In John 10:5 it says: “The sheep will not follow strangers. They don’t recognize a stranger’s voice and they run away.”” But the gatekeeper opens the gate for the Shepherd, and he goes through it. The sheep know their Shepherd’s voice. He calls each one of them by name and leads them out. When He has led out all of His sheep, He walks in front of them, and they follow because they know His voice.” John 10:2,3,4. ” Just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I give up my life for my sheep.” John 10: 15.
Spend quality time in His word, in prayer and worship and draw close to Him and you will know His voice in daily life directions. The sheep know His voice.