Wednesday, September 29, 2010

He Restore's My Soul - Part 1

Psalm 23 NIV

A psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
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 goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

When I was a little kid, my mom decided that She, my brother, and I would start memorizing passages of scripture. I am truly thankful for this because these scriptures have a funny way of coming back to my remembrance at the perfect moment and telling me what I need to hear.

As I was worshiping during praise and worship at my youth group tonight, one thought kept flahing in my head. He restores my soul. I felt restored. I've felt God filling my life with good things over the past few days.

The past few months, I've felt worn and ragged. Soul searching was like traveling a desert wasteland. If my soul is a bucket, it was empty. I cherished anything that could fill me up. I found very little that would do so. Yet I believed for better, more joyous times. I knew they had to come eventually. And they did.