The road of life has highs and lows. There are times we sit on top of the mountain, and there are times we walk through the valley.
David understood this as he wrote the twenty-third Psalm.
What stands out from this Psalm is David’s understanding of what was ahead of him, not behind. He knew that even though he walked through the “valley of the shadow of death,” God was with him and his dwelling place with God was secured. This is where we find hope!
As leaders, we are messengers of hope. People can endure just about anything if they know there is something better ahead. They need hope of something better.
We must help others recognize that our hope is not built on the promise of a better physical life, but something beyond this life and beyond compare.
This kind of hope was the driving force for the early church, even in the face of death.
Paul spoke about how this kind of hope saves us, because it enables us to endure.
Better days are ahead. It might not be in this life, but God holds eternity.