When the Good Shepherd speaks to His own,
He never uses words of …
despair, hopelessness, frustration, defeat, discouragement,
fear,confusion, or failure.
Instead, He gives His sheep words of…
Love, Hope, Rest, Victory, Peace, Power, Joy, Triumph and
His Corrections and Warnings are firm but are given
Compassionately and in Love and
we Listen and Obey.
When we speak to The good Shepherd He responds, He does not ignore us or consider what we say as insignificant, we don’t have to plead for Him to answer us, or wonder why He doesn’t.
Our Loving Shepherd never leaves us feeling unwanted or unimportant, we are precious to Him and He values our friendship greatly.
We are not just a number, Our Shepherd knows our name, He chooses to need us and He is never to busy for us.
Lamentations 3: 33 For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
When Satan speaks to us, he condemns, falsely accuses, unjustly criticizes, belittles, slanders, ridicules, attacks and lies to us… his words have a sharp evil cutting edge and can hurt deeply so we just ignore him.
Satan will also tell us that we can do what God says not to, and that His guidelines are not for today, that it’s OK to disobey as long as we are happy but he knows it will lead to despair and fear and if we believe him he ignores us having achieved what he wanted…
Satan doesn’t care about us, he wants us to feel hurt, confused, not wanted or needed and so he lies to us, tempts and tries us and we suffer, but as we still do not reject The Lord or do evil but instead come close to God seeking His help, then Satan having lost flees, he hates goodness.
Hebrews 4:15-16 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.