Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I have all that I need.

Feeling completely exhausted, terribly hormonal and on the verge of parental defeat, I sat down in my corner chair with a devotional and my Bible.  Within minutes, I'd landed on Psalm 23:1-4.  At first, I was tempted to blow through it...  I've heard it so many times that I'd honestly quit hearing it.  Till tonight.

Searching for refuge and encouragement, I slowly took in the words. 

"The Lord is my shepherd.  I have all that I need.  He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.  He renews my strength.  He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.  Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.  Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me."

Trust God's leading ... And don't try to take control back.
Feeling ill-equipped or in over my head?  I have all that I need.
Exhausted?  Remember the green meadows.
House chaotic?  There are peaceful streams, too.
Maxed out?  Dig deep - he's placed the strength within me.
Feeling alone or desperate?  God is there.
Scared?  His protection and comfort are there for the taking.

After a little reading and prayer, I'm still tired, but emotionally rejuvenated.

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