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The Good Shepherd by shock777 The Good Shepherd by shock777
This is the Good Shepherd. You may have been hurt in your past by people in authority that you trusted in your life..such as a pastor, or a teacher, or even your own parents. People above you that you trusted to care for you and to guide you through life's nastiest days. But then they abused their power and either gave you something you didn't need, or they didn't give you enough of what you did need.

But Jesus is the good shepherd. He holds you in his hands and never lets go. He doesn't micromanage your life as if he was some harsh critic that is always looking at your mistakes. He keeps you safe from your enemies, even if you don't feel like you need protection at the moment. He knows you on a deep, intimate level and will always love you and sustain you. God is good. Let's learn how to be his sheep and openly receive his blessings and love. I mean, it is undeserved but freely given. We cannot earn his love and acceptance. So let's believe that we are worth it. We are worthy of taking such a gift in his eyes. :heart:

Drawn for a friend at church who is battling some of the same things I am battling. Hope this touches your heart. :heart:
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Ravenloveskakashi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I have to say, I've been following you for a long time, and admittedly, I've ignored these pictures.  But I recently let go of my fears of Jesus and the whole faith in general.  Now your work and your words really encourage me, thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us!
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shock777 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;A; thank you so much my friend! :heart: I pray understanding and peace over you and I just am so glad that I could be here for u ;v; :heart: You are welcome here!!! :hug:
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Ravenloveskakashi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! ;u; You're such a sweetie. vuv
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like this a LOT.
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Love it ^-^
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DelacroixSasha Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable art, so lovely true. :+fav:
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KingdomOfLight1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how Jesus protects us even when we don't deserve it. :heart:
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redcarstudios Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
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This is so beautiful! Keep up the wonderful work!
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darker-deep-down Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Jesus man, what else is necessary to say
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Eriluvs Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful :heart:
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