Music-Monday (when we need to be restored)

…He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake. -Psalm 23:2-3

When we feel worn down and empty, the Father offers this hope: rest, peace, and restoration. That line captures me tonight….He restores my soul.  Because, sometimes, aren’t we just aching from the inside out? When our souls are dry and fragile, He is the One who will refresh us and re-energize us…it is His touch that will bring us back to health…His Spirit that re-fuels and strengthens us.

We can take respite in His presence. Your soul can find rest in Him, no matter the circumstances you are in, because He is – in His great wisdom and love – taking care of you. We can trust Him with our souls, with our families, with our dreams – with everything in our lives. In Him – in Jesus all things hold together…including you. Including your life. You don’t have to do it all. The weight of your world is not meant to rest on your shoulders…it is already in His hands. His strength, His grace, and His provision changes things. You don’t have to hold it all together…you just have to trust that He IS holding it all together for your good and for His glory.

If you’ve been carrying the weight of it all and if you’re tired to the bone, please don’t wait another minute. In the middle of the busy-ness, in the middle of it all — speak to Him, ask Him to lead you to those still waters and green pastures. Our peace is not dependent on our circumstances but on His presence. He is near to us when we call on Him (Psalm 145:18)…and no matter where we are, He will restore us when we open our hearts to Him.

“For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:15-17.

My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him. {Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him!}

He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.

Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.-Psalm 65:5-12


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