Does your heart need renewal today? If so, be encouraged. For the Lord is your Shepherd. And He knows just when you need to be led to the place where you will experience His touch of renewal. This morning, at 3:30 am, I sat with my father who has been very ill. As we sat together, I began to say the words of Psalm 23. Then, I grabbed my Bible and read the words so we could hear them from another translation. My dad said, “Read it again.” I thought it was for him. And he was encouraged. But in fact, the Lord meant those words also for me.

Listen to all these promises:

The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, 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. Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD as long as I live.
Psalm 23 HCSB

Driving home later, the sun was just rising over these mountains at the wildlife preserve in the area. I had to stop and take a photo of it, and in drinking in God’s majesty, I experienced a moment of renewal after very difficult days. You just never know how the Lord, your Shepherd, who calls your name and loves you, will reach into the depths of your heart and pour refreshment there through His Spirit.

So today, dear friend, look for the green pastures and the quiet waters. Pick up God’s Word and live in Psalm 23. And experience life renewal.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


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  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 08/18/13
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