Turn the Light On
From Psalm 23
Hope from Today's Reading:
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me." (Psalm 23:4 ESV)
I'm reading from the English Standard Version's study Bible, which has this note: "valley of the shadow of death" may also be rendered "valley of deep darkness." This, I can relate to. Just two days ago, I felt the deep darkness overtaking my thought life: I am not enough. I don't know what to do. Maybe you know that valley too: a place of confusion and fear, a place of helplessness and defeat, a place you're unsure how to make it through on your own.
You are not alone.
If you could turn the lights on, you'd find a dozen others walking beside you, going through the same struggles, battling the same insecurities and fears. Most important, you'd see your Shepherd—right there with you. More than commiserating, friend, He has the desire and ability to help you. To lead you out of deep darkness—be it mental, emotional, physical, spiritual—to places of green, of blue, of light.