There are litany of opposing forces that are against the sheep (Strangers, wolf, thief and robbers) but God is for us. Your shepherd is your protector. Glory to God!
In one of those metaphors, Jesus said: I am the good shepherd! This statement expresses his plan, purpose, intimacy and closeness to His sheep.
When the Lord’s hand is upon a man, he would accelerate beyond his own ability. As believers, just come under the influence of His hands and your pace will surprise you!
Have you wondered how God can really work all things together for the good of those who are called by His name (Romans 8:28)?