Daniel Gilbert, a psychology professor at Harvard, summarized a recent Gallup poll that "An uncertain future leaves us stranded in an unhappy present with nothing to do but wait …. Our national gloom is real enough, but it isn't a matter of insufficient funds. It's a matter of insufficient certainty."
What can we do with the anxiety and uncertainty that keeps whispering in our ears and echoing in our minds? Doctors and therapists suggest many treatments; but, perhaps, who we really need is Dr. Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
Let the words of Psalm 23 comfort us:
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord