God Always Sees You
In the Bible, shepherds are used for many parables and illustrations. The life of a shepherd could be lonely. Shepherds took the sheep wherever they needed to graze and were often gone for long stretches alone in the hills, keeping an eye out for threatening predators or dangers for the not-particularly-bright sheep.
David, before he was a king, was a shepherd. Many of the psalms reflect this. While Saul, the current king, was worrying about his own popularity, David was pondering the things of the Lord.
Psalm 139, though probably written after David was a shepherd, demonstrates David’s grasp of God’s faithfulness. Consider Psalm 139:7-12:
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
For years, David knew that he was destined to be king. But because of the wrath of King Saul, he was forced to hide in hills and caves like an outlaw. David knew what it was like to be unseen by man, to feel unappreciated.
But he knew God was with Him.
Whether shepherd or king, CEO or unemployed...God sees and values you, even if it seems like no one else does.
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