Psalm 23 - The Lord is our Shepherd and He will lead the way:
“The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” (Psalm 23:1-6)
This beautiful Psalm written by David reminds us that God is our constant caring shepherd and faithful guide. In Him alone we have hope, both in this life and through all of eternity. These words are a treasure to our souls, reminding us that in whatever we face, we never walk alone, and we do not have to fear. Meditating and memorizing this chapter of Psalm will bring peace and comfort to each day, through every season of life, no matter what we may face.
God is the only One who has the power to truly restore our souls and lead our way. His goodness and love will follow us, chase after us, every day of our lives. That’s how very much He cares for us. Even in the darkest times that this life may bring, He is our safe place, and we can find refuge in Him.
It’s a new day ahead my friends, and a gift straight from God’s hand. If you woke up this morning, then we can be assured that God has great purpose for our lives, for this day. May He help us to lift our eyes and hearts towards Him; choose to find joy and live every moment for His glory.
"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's Facebook page, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also on Twitter and at her blog www.debbiemcdaniel.com.
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