"Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For the Lord is our God, and we are the people of God's pasture and the sheep of God's hand." (Psalm 95:6-7)
Overwhelmed! Overworked! Stressed!! Anxious!!! It's too much!!!!
Have you ever felt that way? Experienced what you just read? Of course you and I have. Maybe even daily at some point...with everything happening in our personal and family lives, at work, in our nation and world, and now we've got a big Thanksgiving dinner to prepare, a house to clean, and still energy to deal with all of those difficult family situations. I know, why did I have to bring it all up? When all I wanted was to have a peaceful moment of devotion and prayer.
So let's do that. In the midst of everything going on and yet to come in each of our lives...let's stop!
And "worship and bow down". As we just think and pray to "the Lord our maker"
"The Lord our God" And we are His people, “the sheep of God's Hand."
For right now, we don't have to worry about anything. We don't have to even think about anything other than God as our Shepherd who loves and cares and protects us.
I like a picture I've seen of a guy and his dog, sitting on a bench, looking over a big landscape, and the thinking bubbles of the man show that he is thinking about..."his job, his finances, his, health, his family, his friends, his future"...all kinds of different challenges and problems that he has.
And then you see the thinking bubbles of the dog sitting next to him, and every one of the dog's thoughts, are, "I'm with him", "I'm with him” “I'm with him", "I'm with him", etc.
Maybe you and I are trying to be more like the Shepherd, rather than His sheep. God will bless us, He will guide us, He will strengthen us, He will love us and give us grace. All we have to do is know we are with Him!