New Hope UCC: Our Family of Faith

Embracing All in Christ’s Love

This Sunday’s Message

Have you ever felt lost in your career? Your marriage/partnership? Family struggles? Lack of inner peace? Wandering in the wilderness? There was a great King named David who experienced this full realm of these feelings; a kind of “Spiritual darkness”. In this state of confusion and doubt, He sings from his heart the most famous Psalm of all, Psalm 23.

Thoughts and questions to consider:

  1. Though David was a powerful King he was brought to his knees in need of comfort…what comforts you?
  2. When he wrote the “Lord is my shepherd” he was releasing his control to that of God’s.
  3. When things got chaotic for King David he was drawn to the “quiet waters”.
  4. Sometimes the fear of death sneaks into our lives at unexpected moments…David’s response was “for You are with me”.
  5. Lastly the most comforting message is that “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”.

Your pastoral guide,

Rev. Jim

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