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)
I used to work in a restaurant. My boss was unkind to me a lot of the time. He’d try to make me drop food on the ground or trip me. I wasn’t learning the job quickly and the computer system at work might have been written in a foreign language because it was so confusing to me. Many of my co-workers were trying to get me to quit because I was so bad at my job. I was stressed out and didn’t know if I could go on or whether things would ever get any better.
In the middle of times like these, it can be easy to slip into fear. I found myself worried that I would be fired. I was upset that I wasn’t keeping up and making many of my co-workers mad. As I focused on these things, fear grew in my heart.
However, in today’s Bible verse, we see that even in the middle of really tough circumstances, God is with us. He’s there to comfort us and help us. So if you’re faced with a difficulty, choose to focus on God. Focus on His love for you. Don’t let fear take root in your heart. Instead, choose to walk in the comfort and peace that God provides.