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 If you've followed along with this blog for a long, then you know I have quite a few favorite scriptures. I reserve the right to pick new favorites whenever it suits my fancy. Lol. I say this because this morning, I discovered a new favorite scripture during my morning studies. I was actually taking another deep dive into Psalm 23 when a reference sent me off onto a rabbit trail. It turned out to be a great trail to be on! Lol.

I found myself in Ezekiel 34. Odd place, right? He's perhaps one of the most misunderstood prophets in the Old Testament. I mean, really, a lot of his visions are foggy at best, and it can seem as if Ezekiel is disconnected from reality. But he demonstrates the heart of the prophet in this passage. That has always been to turn people's hearts back to the God who loves them.

In Ezekiel 34:11 in the New Living Translation (1996), it says For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search and find my sheep. He's not going to pawn it off on His hired hands, angels, pastors, or anyone else. God is actively looking for His sheep. And the fact that He will find them (us) is indisputable.

When God says that He will find His sheep, who is going to try to dispute that? Only a fool! It's indisputable truth like this verse that keeps driving me to the heart of God. Knowing that He can't leave me - doesn't even have the capacity to leave since He's literally everywhere - He chooses to walk with us through time. He offers us a constant flow of His strength, peace, love, grace, and mercies. These indisputables are definitely what carry the caregiver through each day. At least, it's what carries this caregiver.

Today, I'll remind myself of the undisputable characteristics of God. My meditations will be on how He provides for me and keeps my soul safely tucked inside His heart. My thoughts will be on His protective power and His willingness to walk through the nitty-gritty of caregiving with me. I'll remind myself that He's not just waiting "on the other side," but He is actively pursuing a relationship with me - with us. Today, I'll let Him catch me, and then, I'll trust Him for one more day. Will you join me?


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  1. I am in a bad place right now. Physically, mentally and honestly spiritually. I love your devotions,though

    1. I totally get being in a bad place and I'm sorry to hear that you are in a rough spot in every way. I pray He gives you peace, direction, and strength for today and every day. Thank you for reading, it means a lot to me!




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