It’s been said there are two things you can count on--death and taxes. However, there is actually a third thing you can count on—someday everyone and everything will somehow disappoint you or someday not be there. I mean to sound pessimistic, but nothing last forever. No one will live forever in this world. If you put your hope or trust in someone or something in this world or derive all your joy and happiness from the things of this world or from someone in this world, someday you will be let down. But not so with Christ. Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep” (John 10:11-15). If you have placed faith in Christ as your Lord and Savior, not only will Jesus never leave you or forsake you, but he will always do what is best for you. In Romans 8:31-32 scripture says, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” In other words, if God the Father was willing to give his own son to die on the cross for our sins, and if Christ was willing to die on the cross for our sins, how could he possibly abandon us and how could he not be willing to always do what is best for us? Christ did not die in vain. Thus, as children of God, regardless of what we go through, regardless of the trials and tribulations of this world, know that the Good Shepherd is always with you. He is always leading you. He is always caring for you.
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