This is the reoccurring theme throughout the Bible. In fact, Jesus calls his disciples with this simple phrase, and I’ve always wondered why they were so quick to drop every thing and follow a stranger. But the answer is just as simple: He wasn’t a stranger at all “…his sheep follow him because they know his voice.”
There is so much peace in knowing who is shepherding you and being familiar with His voice. In John 10, Jesus tells the Pharisees that he is the Good Shepherd, laying down his life for the protection and benefit of the sheep. Strong’s Concordance sites the word “good” in this passage as also meaning “beautiful, handsome, excellent, noble, competent, precious, genuine, approved, honorable, comforting, etc…”
Psalm 23:1-4 says: “The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Be comforted by His perfect ability to lead you today and then follow His lead.
(“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.”- Luke 12:32)