“O Lord, what are human beings that you should notice them, mere mortals that you should think about them?”
“The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.”
“The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.”
I can’t believe how much God intimately cares for us. Yesterday, I sat through a sermon in church dissecting what it looks like for God to be our shepherd. A lowly comparison, a boys job, this is mentioned in the Bible constantly. God is our shepherd. He protects us, watches over us, fights off vicious enemies for us. He knows us well. Knows how we spend our time. And we, his sheep, sometimes hardly notice. We go about our day, often doing the exact same thing. But we know our shepherds voice. We become familiar with the one we can trust, the protector, the provider. The One who has what we need.
Can you believe our ultimate, powerful God fusses over us this much? Lifts those bent beneath their loads. I drink this in. He’s such a hands-on God.
Are you familiar with God’s voice? Take time to notice him today. How is he shepherding you?