He Leads me Besides Still Waters. . .
A shepherd leads his flock to quiet streams so they can drink. Animals need water to help digestion and to refresh and cool their bodies. A sheep’s body is 70% water.
When we, as God’s children, have emotional upsets, He allows us to rest and remember good times of our past: a special anniversary, the birth of our children, or a good memory of dear friends.
When we watch fish in an aquarium we feel calmer, several years ago psychologists said watching fish allowed people to relax. Whatever our stressors, the Lord leads us to a quiet place --maybe a lake or a river--to bring us to a new understanding of who He is and who we are.
Sometimes when we approach God, we have to get quiet before Him. There are those tension filled moments in an emergency situations where we can’t always do this. In these stress heightened instances, we just blurt out our prayer and continue on. When we have the anxiety-ridden times, He still hears us.
The shepherd’s main concern is the welfare of his sheep. God is our shepherd and he cares for each and every one of us.