Sunday, July 15, 2012
ALL WE LIKE SHEEP
Things in your life may be pretty good right now or you may be going through an awful ordeal with yourself or a family member or perhaps a close friend. Lawsuits, divorces, alcoholism, drug addiction, same sex attraction, bankruptcy, inability to pay bills, a prodigal child, unwed pregnancy, loss of a job, abortion, estrangement from a family member who refuses to forgive, anger control, domestic abuse, and on the problems go. Stuff in life happens. Problems brought on by our own actions or problems out of our control. There is probably no one reading this that has not had one issue in their life that has been hard to go through.
We are God's sheep it says in Psalm 100:3."Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His. We are His people the sheep of his pasture." Now speaking of sheep who need a shepherd to guide them, sometimes the sheep get away from the shepherd. Scripture says in Isaiah 53:6 "We all are like sheep gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all." When you follow the shepherd he will keep you safe and out of trouble.
God can forgive you if you have sinned and gotten away from Him and he can give you peace if you are waiting for a family member to be rescued and set free from something in their life.
1 Peter 5:7 reminds us to "Cast your cares on Him for He cares for you." In closing 1 Peter 2:25 says "For you were like sheep going astray,but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls."
PRAYER: Lord I thank you for your comfort and your open arms of forgiveness. Help me to learn to be more like you and help those family members or friends who may be struggling with understanding why problems happen in life. In Jesus name. Amen.
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JESUS FRIEND OF SINNERS