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.
Though the storm will rise; the winds will blow; the waves will crash against your life; there will be discouragement; things won’t go as planned; and financial difficulties do occur and now with uncertain times, but the thing that God has provided for us in the hard times of this life is JOY!!!!
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)?
When we are thankful, we are building a memorial…for greater dimension of His intervention.