1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 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 runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Verse 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Father God reaches out his hand to immediately restore, to lift up, to comfort and to re-establish
- God is the God of Restoration
- He has the ability to revive and reinvigorate even when your soul is exhausted and weary
We can become reliant on the wrong things: holidays, a nice walk, time at the beach. But it is God who restores us.
- These things can help and in essence, are good for us and God by His grace can use them. However, they are not our source!
Since God is the one who made us, only He can restore us, because only He knows what we truly need to restore our souls.
- The Lord Himself has PROMISED to refresh, rebuild, raise-up, repair, and restore.
- He has the POWER to rejuvenate our mind, emotions & body.
- The psalm is very PERSONAL. There is no “we” or “us” or “they,” but only “my” and “me” and “I” and “he” and “you.”
God restores and renews you in the quiet, intimate places
It is in the intimate places with Him that you will find true rest and peace.
I can boldly say, I am under the expert management, and compassionate, tender care of the Good Shepherd!
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