Daily Encouragement: Day 2
Updated: Jul 27, 2021
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 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.
I lack nothing? How is that possible? It is easy to focus on all the ways I am lacking. I’m lacking in my job, as a mom, as a wife, as a sister, daughter and friend. I can’t give and do the way I want to. I feel pulled in a million directions and don’t feel like I’m doing anything well. I am lacking in patience, time and clarity.
I feel this way a lot but this feeling hit we hard when my marriage ended. I was lacking in ALL the ways. I couldn’t provide for my family, I couldn’t play the role of both parents, I couldn’t take care of all my emotional needs and all my kids emotional needs and the list goes on and on. I literally felt like I was in a dark tunnel, I couldn’t see ahead of me or behind me. I had to trust Jesus one minute at a time. In all my lacking, God showed up and filled in all the gaps. Sometimes it feels like we are in a dark tunnel. What is coming next? How long will this last? But, you know what? Jesus can fill in all the gaps. He is enough. In Him we lack nothing.
In what ways are you lacking?
What do you need to trust God with, one minute at a time?
Start a grateful journal. Write down all the ways God has filled in the gaps. When you start to feel overwhelmed or fearful look back at your journal to see how God is faithful with big and little things.