Resting is good.
Releasing is good.
Music and candles and flowers are good.
Sleeping is good and bubble baths are good.
BUT…if that is all we do and we miss connecting with God each day…
That is not good.
We may rest our body but it is God who restores our soul.
Did you used to have a fire and passion for God and then because of troubles and trials it fizzled? God wants to restore that fire in you.
In Psalm 23, we are reminded that the Lord is our shepherd. He is personal – He is YOURS! We can lie down in green pastures because he keeps us safe and secure. He leads us beside still waters so we don’t fall in. He restores and refreshes our soul.
Even though we walk through dark valleys, we do not have to fear – the shadows won’t hurt us. God is with us and guides us. He provides victory through our difficulties now and in the future.
Sometimes I don’t like God’s plans for me.
Sometimes I wonder why he doesn’t just fix everything because I know that He can.
He is strong, mighty and powerful. He can hold the entire ocean in the palm of His hand (Isaiah 40:12) so why doesn’t He just do what I ask?
Perhaps it’s the other way around and He wants me…to do what He asks.
Isaiah 55:9 says that God’s thoughts are so much higher than ours. I cannot possibly understand all that God is doing in my life. But this I know – my story is not over yet and neither is yours.
Our shepherd is walking beside us every step of the way. We are never alone. So we can light our candles, rest, release, sing, enjoy bouquets of flowers, and bubble baths!
Our shepherd’s got this.
Let Him restore your soul!
How has God restored your soul through your past 4 weeks in His word?
Walk with the King,
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