Psalm 23

I recently listened to a minister (love that I can do that, not only at church on Sunday, but also from churches a long ways away from home via podcasts) who challenged his congregation to read Psalm 23 every day for 6 weeks. He’s preaching a series on it.

I’m trying it. And when I can, I’ll share some of what strikes me as important in that Psalm. The more you read it, I’m finding, the more you realize that there is a LOT in those 6 verses.

Today – in verse three, I read:

True to your word,
you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.

God is true to his word. What he says will happen. What he says, he will do. Maybe not according to our timing, quite often not according to our timing, but that’s not as important.

God lets us catch our breath. But here’s the tough part – we have to want to. We often are so busy racing from one thing to another to truly take the time to catch our breath. We feel that being busy = being good. God wants us to catch our breath. Life isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon.

God sends us in the right direction. Is the “right” direction always easy to see? Hah. Not a chance. It’s usually hard to see, hard to find and hard to follow. But if we seek out God, we’ll find him leading us in the right direction.

More to come later, for now, catch your breath and seek God’s direction.

It isn’t easy but it’s worth it.


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