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If the Lord is your shepherd, He can restore your soul, says King David.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
Dr. Tony Evans puts it best by explaining, “David doesn’t say if the Lord is your shepherd you’ll never need a restoring soul, he says if the Lord is your shepherd, He will restore it when you need it—even if He has to make you lie down. Even if He has to create a scenario to force dependency on Him.”
When we are so busy in our day to day lives, we cannot hear the things around us, or inside of us. Since God dwells in us, He lives in us and wants to speak to us. But He only comes to us if we are in “rest mode” and not “rush mode.” As long as we are distracted with the ongoings of life, and not in the sense of dependency from God, we are not going to be led in the proper direction we need to be.
But how can we have the Holy Spirit guide us if we are so confused? Either He is not doing His job, or we are not sitting in the right seat. And often times, we want to be the driver’s seat instead of the passenger seat. So try taking a back seat this week and allow God to show you where He wants to take you. You might find an ability to enjoy the views that come with your journey, instead of worrying about all the responsibilities that come with being behind the wheel.
Trust Him. He’s got this. And He’ll take you exactly where you need to be, if you just take the time to listen to His voice.