Psalm 23

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1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

My friend asked me over facebook how I cope up with Peter being away most of the time. I believe that it's not my own energy and effort that keeps me going. What keeps me going is God's grace. Through His grace, I am coping. I can't say coping well coz sometimes, I do break down, too. But I guess it's God-given strength that I am able to stand up and go on.

Psalm 23, the whole chapter, is my favorite chapter in the Bible. It gives me so much assurance. I can totally expound on it from my own perspective but it will be very long. Maybe next time, when I have more time, I will do.

For now, I am thanking God for His special grace bestowed on me and my kids. I may look like I am deserving some trophies and awards for coping well... but in reality, I can only depend on God. He is my refuge. He is my strength.

He is my Shepherd.