“The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.” Psalm 28:8-9
If we are trusting in Christ, we are forever safe. As we walk through this life it is often too much for us. It is too difficult to put one foot in front of another. We loose our way, and wander to places we should not go. We get lost, forget the promises of God and think prayer is a waste of time.
But God will save His people, because He has set His heart on them. If we are in that community, we can never be lost. No illness or fearful time can separate us from the love of God. The Lord Jesus is our shepherd and He will never allow us to be destroyed. Jesus will carry us through. Whatever the terrain, or the wildness of the mountain, He will carry us over it and bring us safely home.
We must all face the last enemy. If we walk with Christ, He will give us the victory over that great and frightening foe. As we face the cold river of Jordan, He will bear us up in His arms, safely to heaven and home.
The Lord is our refuge and strength. His person and His presence as He walks with us, will shield us from all ills. We look to Him and no other. As we do so, our strength returns and as Jesus lifts us in His arms, so we also can lift up others who are struggling.
Jesus is our shepherd and will carry us forever.