•    Things We Say   

    What we say God’s response
    • “It’s impossible” All things are possible  Luke 18:27
    • “I’m too tired” I will give you rest  Matthew 11:28-30
    • “Nobody really loves me” I love you  John 3:16, John 13:34
    • “I can’t go on” My grace is sufficient  II Cor. 12:9, Psalm 91:15
    • “I can’t figure things out” I will direct your steps  Proverbs 3:5-6
    •”I can’t do it” You can do all things  Philippians 4:13
    • “I’m not able” I am able  II Corinthians 9:8
    • “It’s not worth it” It will be worth it  Romans 8:28
    • “I can’t forgive myself” I forgive you  I John 1:9, Romans 8:1
    • “I can’t manage” I will supply all your needs  Philippians 4:19
    • “I’m afraid “ I have not given you a spirit of fear  II Timothy 1:7
    • “I’m always worried and frustrated “ Cast all your cares on Me  I Peter 5:7
    • “I don’t have enough faith” I’ve given everyone a measure of faith  Romans 12:3
    • “I’m not smart enough “ I have given you wisdom  I Corinthians 1:30
    • “I feel all alone “ I will never leave you or forsake you  Hebrews 13:5
  •    Psalm 23 – David’s Autobiography – from Shepherd to King   

    David began as a shepherd, so he understood the Lord’s role as his shepherd.

    As a shepherd, David took care of the needs of the sheep.  He fed them and watered them.  He led them to a meadow rich in green grass. After feeding them, he led them to a quiet stream where they could drink without fear of danger.

    Being fed and watered, they were refreshed for the journey ahead.  The journey had many paths they could go down, but only one would take them to their destination.  The Shepherd knew which one  was the correct one.  As he led them along this path they came to a valley they would have to pass through.  It was a fearful place filled with many dangers, even the possibility of death.  The Shepherd guided and protected them all the way through the valley.

    At the end of the successful journey a great feast was prepared for all to see, including David’s enemies.  There the Shepherd anointed David.  It was an anointing of a man after Gods own heart.

    David was so blessed he was not able to contain it all.  He had an abundance of goodness and mercy all his life.

    At the end of his journey he would live in the Shepherds house forever.

    By Ronnie Bergeron