January 29, 2022 Stephen Klukas

Friday Focus 1.28.21

Hey there, Valley. I know it's been a while since I've written so thank you for being gracious with me. It's been a whirlwind month and I've been loving it. My daughter is getting bigger all the time, my son's personality continues to develop each day, and my lovely wife continues to be an excellent partner and a wonderful mom.

So what's your point, Stephen? How does this focus me for the weekend? Well let me tell you another story.

This week my boys' study did a dive into Psalm 23. If you're not readily familiar with it, it's the one that says "even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me."

It's a song that David wrote talking about the provision and guidance of God in all of life's struggles. When we face fear, danger, persecution, or plague -- God is there guiding, correcting, and providing for our needs and leading us in righteousness.

Last week we saw how God provided in the life of Joseph so much so that through him God provided for the entire world. We serve an astonishing God.

As life is uncertain, as trials are abundant, and as God's hand is sometimes hard to see, He is the same God who provided for Joseph, who guided and corrected David, and who is living and active even now.

Remember your source of strength. Remember the God that instructs and guides you.

I'll see you in worship.