The Lord makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside peaceful waters
Have you ever had an overwhelming day? A day where everything demands your attention and nothing seems easy to complete. As your day progresses you feel like throwing your hands up in the air and giving up on everything. For some people this isn’t just a day it’s a reflection of their whole life. God doesn’t intend His Children to live this way
Today’s verse provides a solution to this problem. It tells us that God has a place for us to lie down, stretch out & receive peace rather than giving up. God provides a place for every believer but it’s not always easy to enter. We’re told that God has to make us lie down, stretch out and enter His peace. It’s vitally important that we do this and stay there to be refreshed and re-energized for the season ahead.
How do we enter our place of refreshing? Psalm 23:1 says that it’s simply by making the Lord our Shepherd. In other words, we’re able to lie down, stretch out and receive peace by doing things God’s way; the way He says in the Bible. When we struggle on trying to make our own lives less overwhelming, life always seems to get worse. God’s desire is to lead us away from the turmoil and into His place of peace & refreshing.
This week don’t throw your hands up and surrender to your circumstances. Instead let’s receive from God by letting go of our own agendas and our own way of doing things. God’s Word must be allowed to guide us to His place of peace. A place where we can lie down, stretch out and receive His refreshing. As we do this, we’ll soon discover our future is clearer, our path is brighter, and our tomorrow is so much greater than our yesterday.