I’ve written before about how a certain scripture hits me and I can’t get it out of my head. I’ve learned to roll with it and wait for the lesson. Something changes in how I read it or hear it – you get my point.
My father is a minister so all of my young life I have been to funerals. Some for people I know but a lot for strangers that knew my father. This last Sunday the reading was from the Psalms Chapter 23. I was holding L with Chase next to me. I have heard this scripture about 1 trillion times and of course we all love it but often we only hear it in conjunction with death. Hence, I was somewhat shocked to hear the reading begin. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
Tears came to my eyes because it invokes feelings of loss. I relaxed back and embraced the moment. Ok Aim what is the message here? He restores my soul. My cup overflows. Goodness and kindness are all around me. I shall not want. Well actually, I do want. I want L healed and I want Chase to be respectful. I want my friends who are hurting to find peace. This keeps going repeatedly in my head so I am going to let it roll and I need to find the lesson, message, and ability to not want. Realize that I am not in control.
My cup IS overflowing. I AM surrounded by goodness and kindness. He DOES restore my soul. I need to pay attention to what I have vs wants. I hope you enjoy the scripture today and that your cup is overflowing too.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever