I have not run away from being your shepherd; you know I have not desired the day of despair.
Jeremiah 17:16 NIV
God never runs away from you, especially when you grieve. You may run from God, but God is always here for you. The mission of a shepherd is to lead and guide the way. A shepherd’s job is to ensure protection and safe passage. The shepherd desires nothing less than complete safety for the flock. As you grieve, remember that God is here. God has not run away. Do not despair.
God, you are my shepherd. I know that my despair is not your desire. Hear my heart as I seek you in prayer. Amen.
I am in the care of a loving Shepherd.