1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
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 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever. [Psalm 23, NIV]
Most days I am fearless. But there are some days, I am a puddle. Feelings drive me crazy. Sometimes my thoughts drive me crazy. Focusing on The Truth of God’s Word is such an important process for me. Sometimes I am in a place where I forget some really important Scriptural truths that would calm my heart and mind and spirit. No matter how much I know Scripture, as a visual person, I love to see it! I love words and it is important for me to see the words — even just a few — that bring me back to Truth.
The Lord is my Shepherd…
[I shall not want….]
I can’t see that without thinking about the rest of the Psalm.
Create in me…
[a clean heart o God….]
I can fill in the rest but the first part reorients and reminds me, especially when I am floundering.
If you are visual, like me, find a few of God’s truths and write them out. You can doodle or color them. You can make or buy a wall hanging that reminds you of God’s perspective. With all that is going on in the world today and the general exhaustion that we all seem to be under, finding and creating places of peace is important work. It is easy enough to get caught up into the negative because we are swimming in it. If you are seeking peace, it might be that surrounding yourself with some visual cues taken from God’s word can create that place of peace.
Blessings on your week ahead!
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Dear Friend, This posting hit the nail on the head, today is a puddle day, I am concerned about my heating system. Arghh…another wrinkle to iron out. But I put that problem and all my others before God and know he will answer them all, I have to be patient, stick my heels in, put my shoulders back,lift my head and work through them as well. I told a clerk yesterday that my problems seem great to us humans but to my Heavenly Father is by far greater than any problem the universe makes. A couple, six feet away, we are still on social distancing, masks, said ” Oh you are a believer!” I replied
“He answers me, everytime, but I have to learn patience”. so today I am in a puddle. But Liz , the sky is blue, the leaves are turning gold and red, not all of them just the few deciduous ones, and there isn’t any smoke in the air. (the fires have been constant this year,air quality so very bad) time to trust in the Lord. I too am visual, but I look at the natural world around me, it is astounding!!! The more I delve into biology, the more I am in awe of God!!!!