1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
It was time for me to let Psalm 23 sink into my soul once again. It's been a long hard winter for me. It seems winter is most difficult "right before the dawn" so to speak.
The winter is almost over. In fact, the First Day of Spring was just a few days ago. Yet, like my feelings sometimes, a fast moving winter storm made it's impact known on our land. The green grass that was just starting to show is now covered in deep snow.
A fast moving storm. Our feelings are like that aren't they? Ever changing. Sometimes we are up in the clouds, other times, we are down in the dumps. Lower than a snakes belly. Why ? Why do feelings get the best of us sometimes? Because we are who we are. We still are flawed and in our earthly bodies. The Lord said to us that the cares of this world would do that to our feelings . Then, I look at Psalm 23....
"The Lord is my Shepherd... I shall not want"
Time to remember that for me.. Time to remember it's not what life throws our way but our attitude to that curve ball. Or just life itself . Most importantly.... Turn around and realize Who it is who walks with you through every hour of every day. He has never left you. Sometimes I just let my feelings blind me to the fact that Jesus has always been right beside me. He has always been my strength, always gotten me through the bad times and enjoyed the good times right along side me. Today. I pray that you along with myself rest in the peace of our Dear Loving Shepherd.