Psalms for the Weary - Day 4: Psalm 23

Day 4: Psalm 23

1   The Lord is my Shepherd; I have what I need.

2   He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.

3   
He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name's sake.

4   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. 

5   You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

6   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.


Peace...

Defined as "freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility"...(NOADictionary).
That's the first word that came to my mind while reading this Psalm. What word came to your mind while reading? We'd love to hear what the Lord laid on your heart here >> EllyandGrace Facebook Group 

Something to remember - 
1) He's all we need. 
    The Lord fills every void - there's nothing else in this world that can fill us up like He can. He guides us and leads us in all things, and it is with His goodness and grace that we can live a life without fear. It's interesting how many times this type of thing is said in the Bible over and over and over. 
     None of us know how the rest of 2020 is going to play out. It's quite frightening to think about, actually...but He does. Nothing surprises Him. Will you run to Him during these uncertain times or run from Him? Will you wallow in the darkness of fear or seek freedom in Him and His light?
     This Bible study is available to come back and visit anytime you need it. I'd love to pray for you all - 

Dear Heavenly Father, 
Thank you for these lovely ladies that found this blog - maybe through their email subscriptions, a share from a friend, or an online search. You brought them here for a reason, and I want to lift them up to You.
You know their needs.
You know their fears.
You know their frustrations.
Lord, please give their hearts and souls rest. This life here on earth can be weary and exhausting, as You know better than anyone. I ask that You fill them up with Your peace and ultimate comfort. I ask you bring them closer to You during this uncertain time and that You reveal Your presence to them, now more than ever.
Thank you for loving us, especially in our most difficult and weakest states. Thank you for being the Almighty God who cares...who sees...and who ultimately loves. You are so good. 

Amen

32 comments


  • Debbie Howard

    I’m reading the last devotional a few days late because of school starting back. It really blessed my heart. I am probably older than most in this group, but w/Jesus age certainly doesn’t matter! 🙂
    I was throughly blessed by each devotion and would love it if this were a daily occurrence!
    Thank you for taking the time to bless me w/the great words from the Bible—Jesus words! God bless you all and thank you for blessing me w/your awesome apparel 🙂


  • Mary Menez

    Thank you for putting together an online Bible study. PEACE…”when my heart is not anxious but at rest in God’s sovereignty.” Your testimony thru your website is refreshing!


  • Stacey Pitman

    Somehow, I missed this one. I have been making a serious effort to stay off my phone, it must be working! Anyway, this beautiful Psalm is the first one I memorized. It is the one I sing to myself when I am in the kitchen cooking up a feast and the one I cling too when I’m home alone in the night and I hear a strange noise 😳…. That was a gorgeous prayer… Thanks. I love being in this group.


  • Marlys Jager

    Thanks for sharing good thoughts & inspiration! God Bless You All!


  • Charlene

    Thank you! What an absolute blessing you are! Be well and stay safe!


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