Psalm 23 A psalm of David.
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,
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
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL ~ but God can.....
Only God can refresh our souls.
Only God can guide us on the right path
Only God can allow goodness and love to follow me all the days of my life.
As this new day begins, I must cast away thoughts of comparing my life to someone else. I was designed to be me and so much struggle can come with my mind at times. Comparing lives or wishing I was someone else, is not the answer. I find myself wishing I had more money like .....but I don't. Other people often go before someone and prepare the way. It is my turn to prepare the way for my family the best I can. It brings frustration when you must balance a dollar, but my experiences can help someone else in younger years to make their lives better. Through the hardest of times, I have had people who care about me and stand with me. I know God refreshes my soul if I let him. I am never honestly ever alone, but sometimes feel alone. How about you?
Through it all, God makes me lay down in green pastures and see his plan unfold. Resting in God's plan is a key factor of life. We can't blame God for all things that don't happen, because it often times us taking another step toward him. God refreshes my soul and my mind. Romans 12:1-2 talks about renewing our minds. It takes action on our part to cast away wrong thinking and look forward into a greater day. We do not all think alike and that's a good thing. It becomes time to encourage ourselves and know that rest, trust and hope in God all flows together. Be a person who is a doer of the word and balance thoughts. Balance your finances and plan for tomorrow. Go ahead and read Psalm 23 again and refresh your soul.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.