Have you ever felt lost, discouraged, or broken on the inside? You’re not alone. We all have experienced times in our lives when we feel this way. You may be feeling this way right now.
David knew what it was like to be in despair, confused, or lacking strength. When he was a shepherd, he would, at times, find his sheep in places of brokenness. It is common for sheep to get themselves into trouble. They wander away from the fold, they get damaged by parasites or disease, or they get disoriented. As a shepherd, David responded to his sheep in their place of need by rescuing and restoring them back to health.
Just as David was a caring shepherd to his sheep, he knew that he needed a caring shepherd to experience freedom from his brokenness. The Lord is our good and caring shepherd. Jesus said in John 10:11 (NIV), “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” Jesus knows how to perfectly restore us from our brokenness.
Has the stress of the current pandemic revealed brokenness on the inside of your soul? Take heart. Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He is able to rescue you and bring the restoration your soul needs!