Hope In God’s Shepherding

November 2nd, 2023

Ezekiel 34:25-31

Every day can’t be perfect. We all experience seasons of grief, illness, regret, and struggle. We have to face them to survive them. There are times when we feel like we’re surrounded by “savage beasts” trying to tear us apart and leave whatever’s left of us to the vultures, critics, and doubters. If you’ve ever been through a season like that, then you can relate to God’s people in Ezekiel’s day.

Confrontation with enemies, slavery, political unrest, natural disasters, and religious persecutions were just some of their daily challenges. Sounds familiar, huh? If that’s all they had to look forward to year after year, misery would’ve swallowed them whole. Then God spoke through Ezekiel and brought to light some of the best news they would hear for centuries. God was making them an unbreakable promise that would furnish them hope that has been sustained till this very day.

He’d be their ever-present God, the Shepherd who cares for His sheep.

That’s who He is for us today. That hope still sustains us today.

Author: Chad Garinger

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