The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside the still waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 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 goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Today my soul was restored and it brought me to one of my favorite passages. Psalm 23 is something I memorized as a child. I have always loved it even though I hadn’t really thought about the words in a while. But today some dear friends came and they restored my soul. Prayer and worship among friends is always sweet, but somehow it was deeper than sweet this time. I shall not want…I will lie down in green pastures…I will walk beside still waters (no coincidence that is my email address). I feel fresh and ready for the next thing that may come into my life. I am at peace and restored. Some fears were faced, some released, some healing received. I will chew over this day for a while to come but right now I am resting in the afterglow of peace that remains.