“…He leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul.”
The 23rd Psalm beautifully illustrates our relationship with the Lord, describing Him as our gentle Shepherd who lovingly and tenderly provides for the all the needs of His sheep. When we follow the lead of our Good Shepherd, He will guide us in the direction that is best for our lives.
If you are weary from life ~ perhaps worn down from hard work, or weak from illness, or drained from mourning a loss, or exhausted from battling a difficult relationship, or tired from too many sleepless nights,or anxious from financial concerns, or fearful of dangerous living conditions ~ follow the lead of your loving Shepherd. He is gently guiding you by peaceful streams so that you can take a long, cool drink of refreshment for your soul. He knows your every need, and He cares for you. Follow Him to the path that directs you right into His loving arms. Our loving Shepherd would never guide you to the stagnant waters of filth or corruption, nor dangerous, rolling rapids, nor a roaring, tumultuous sea. His quiet waters are peaceful and calm. He longs for you to take a soul-refreshing sip of His Living Water. Taste of His goodness and know the quiet contentment of His divine nourishment.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?
O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You;
my soul thirsts for you.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.