Scripture of the week of April 24, 2016
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; Psalm 23:1-3a KJV
Have you ever longed for peace or comfort and rest for your soul? Our souls consist of our mind, will and emotions where we feel the afflictions of doubt, fear, sorrows and confusion that rob us of peace and paralyze our ability to hope. We are likened to helpless fearful sheep in these scriptures; and oh, what a comfort to be reminded that the Lord is our Good Shepherd caring for all our needs, lacking in nothing! We may not be quite as excited to realize that He will sometimes make us to lie down, even in green pastures, when most of us don’t like the idea of anyone making us do anything! Yet, we would all gladly welcome the quiet comfort and peace with renewing hope beside still waters if we could find it. Dear Lord, direct our steps to a still quiet place in Your presence; free from pressures, anxiety and disappointments to find the restoring rest for our souls that You have lovingly provided for us. Yes, Amen.
By JoBeth Kested
© JoBeth Kested 2016