For Thou Art With Me: A Devotional Meditation
Thou art with me! What a comfort! With Your rod, You chasten me, as a dear son you receive, disciplining me with Your loving hand. O may I joyfully accept your correction, knowing it is a sign of Your great love, and it is for my good. With Your staff You guide me in the way I should go. What rest there is, what perfect peace, in this sweet communion with You. And yet, more wonderful still is all this with the assurance of Your promise never to leave nor forsake me.
O Lord, what a delight to be a sheep in Your pasture, to be shepherded by the King of kings and Lord of lords. May I be ever attentive and obedient to You, and take my delight in doing Your will and bringing You glory.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I do not walk alone, Thou art with me. And because You are with me, I will fear no evil. Though I may be wounded on the journey, Thou wilt heal me. Though Satan may tempt me to doubt, I have no need to, for You are faithful to every word, and though I may not see every detail of Your great plan, I will trust You, for You know best, You are always faithful, and it is my joy to follow You.