Often we box God into the image of "sweet Jesus, gentle and mild." However, this is not only inaccurate, but it undermines the true character of God. As a shepherd David has first hand experience of protecting and then comforting the flock under his care.
Shepherd's are not afraid to use a rod to fight off wild beasts from their sheep and they also know how to use their staffs to protect the sheep from wandering off and hurting themselves.
"Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me." - (Psalms 23:4 NLT)
May you know God's protection and comfort today.
Living in Grace