There are hundreds of myths people believe every day.

Psalm 23:1-6

Reference: “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.” Psalm‬ ‭23:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: The Great Wall of China can be seen from space. Gold fish only have a 3-second memory.

It takes 7-years to digest a piece of chewing gum. Shaving makes the regrown hair thicker.

Believe it or not, these are all myths. And there are hundreds of other myths people believe every day.

Some of these myths make us feel better about ourselves, but they all lead to a false sense of truth.

Application: As I read through Psalm 23, I am reminded of a myth we carry with us in Christian circles: If we believe in God, nothing bad will happen to us. Boy is that a false sense of truth!

In this most well-known psalm the writer says “though I walk through the darkest valley…” This alone declares that believers go through hard times.

In fact, you could pretty much look at every single story represented in the Bible and see that those who believe and are faithful to God go through difficult times… Jesus included!

What is truth though is that God is always with us: “for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

‭‭If you are going through a hard time it does not mean your faith is weak or that God is absent. It means you are living within this world! It also means God is right there with you.

Don’t doubt Him and shut Him out, look for Him. He is there to comfort you.

Prayer: Lord, help us to see You through the difficult times. May this be a time where we consolidate our faith in You and lean into Your undying love. Amen.

What challenges have you encountered as a Christian?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.