|Quiet Spirit Writing Ministry|
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
In this changing world, we need God’s strength to withstand the difficulties we, as Christians, face. My prayer list includes several names of people who could be stressed by the circumstances of their lives. Except for the prayers of God’s people.
When we stand against these issues that could vex us, we do it by relying on God. As we depend on Him, we learn that He is faithful and will be beside us in all situations that come to us.
Without God’s presence in our lives, we would tend to be enticed to follow concepts and ideas that would lead to our harm and eventual destruction.
A dear friend and I were talking on the phone about a circumstance that may come to her. It’s a family matter and she was distressed about what she heard. She wondered what she would do if something was said to her about the incident.
We discussed several Biblical passages that we felt could apply. Later, a while after we hung up. I had a thought come to my mind. Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; (James 1:19, ESV)
In our focus verse, we read of God restoring our soul. I have learned, when God does this restoration, He does, in fact, give us the strength we need to continue what we need to do.