OK, Readers, I’m pretty academic today. But I have good news to bring, and that is why I sing…! OOPS, that’s a song many of you may not have heard – That Good Ole Gospel Ship  Don’t you love when your brain takes a detour and you find jewels in there!

Back to the good news – that is, you don’t have to remain in Wonderland. Wonder what I should do? No job, now what? Can’t pay rent, now what? Son is sick, now what? He wants a divorce, now what? You have a Guide, a Wonderful Counselor!

Back to academia. God as Jehovah-rohi is revealed in the 23rd Chapter of Psalms. The literal translation is “the Lord, my Shepherd.” Although the Jehovah names are not mentioned in this Psalm, God is clearly seen as Jehovah-jireh (Provider), Jehovah-shammah (Friend), Jehovah-nissi (Victor), and Jehovah-rophe (Healer), Jehovah-shalom (Peace).

I bring to your attention today to Jehovah-rohi as the God who leads and guides. Verse 3 “He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” It is true that he loves you and wants what’s best for you, but he has even more at stake in your “right paths” than that! He wants your success for His Names Sake! His reputation is at risk if you don’t find the right path! In Exodus we see Moses saying to God, “What are your enemies going to say?”

However, I admit we do not always view “success” as God views success. A night in the Garden of Gethsemane may come before we get out of Wonderland. “But I don’t want that,” I say.  He says, “Child, you get what you pay for.”

(Image above from Unspash)


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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13 Responses to GOOD NEWS

  1. joyroses13 says:

    I remember that song! Gotta love The Gaither’s. 🙂

  2. Roos Ruse says:

    Thanks for the reminder, oneta. Again we must choose how to either trust God or trust our own abilities which often tends to leave us feeling somewhat disappointed.

  3. Debbie L says:

    Love their hearts and music! A good one to sing!

  4. Faye says:

    Thank you for sharing this great clip. Wonderful reminder in your post as well……. Following will lead through and beyond the grieving and pain but journeying on…….. as Jesus did point the WAY!. Thank you Oneta for the posting. Thank You Lord for the message. Peace! .

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