Security from the Good Shepherd
Paul TautgesPaul Tautges serves as senior pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, having previously pastored for 22 years in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Paul has authored eight books including Counseling One Another, Brass Heavens, and Comfort the Grieving, and contributed chapters to two volumes produced by the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He is also the consulting editor of the LifeLine Mini-Book series from Shepherd Press. Paul is a Fellow with ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors). He and his wife, Karen, are the parents of ten children (three married), and have two grandchildren. Paul enjoys writing as a means of cultivating discipleship among believers and, therefore, blogs regularly at Counseling One Another.
- 2015 Nov 29
Psalm 23 is comfort food for the weary soul. Read it, meditate on it, and rest in these simple truths.
- My Shepherd adequately supplies all of my needs.
- My Shepherd is the only sure cause of contentment.
- My Shepherd leads me and satisfies my deepest thirst for wholeness.
- My Shepherd is the only one who can fully restore the inner person, my soul.
- My Shepherd desires my practical holiness and will do whatever it takes to lead me there for the sake of His Name.
- My Shepherd never leaves my side and will never forsake me.
- My Shepherd provides for my safety; therefore, I have no legitimate cause for fear.
- My Shepherd's rod of discipline and staff of protection both bring me comfort.
- My Shepherd abundantly lavishes His grace upon me when the wolves attack.
- My Shepherd binds up my broken bones and heals my wounds; His supply and care are abundant.
- My Shepherd's goodness and grace will be by my side from now, until death, and throughout eternity.
"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 10:14-15).