As one of God’s sheep, you have His promise to feed you! As creatures who need physical and spiritual food, you and I enjoy both from the hand of the Shepherd. We can release our worries to Him, because He cares for us throughout life. God brings us to places of pasture through circumstances and events.
This kind of care is the role of a good shepherd—and a role completely fulﬁlled for us by the Good Shepherd. And when there are no pastures, the shepherd himself gathers the food needed for his ﬂock by using his crook to pull down leaves and berries from the trees. Then he feeds his sheep directly and intimately right out of his own hand!
Why should we ever worry about food and clothing? About ﬁnances and money? About security and the needs of life? We have the Lord as our caring shepherd. When fears regarding the cares of this world set in, remember God’s promise to care for you. And then do as David—a shepherd himself—did and declare, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You” (Psalm 56:3).
Find further encouragement in Loving God With All Your Mind by Elizabeth George. Drawing on biblical wisdom as well as personal experience, Elizabeth helps women handle their emotions and discover inner peace that comes from focusing on what is true. She shares six powerful Bible truths that will help readers draw closer to God and know His joy and love.