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The Good Shepherd

Psalm 23: 2

He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters.
Do you notice that Jesus doesn’t lead us into valleys of destruction? He leads us to mountain tops and to green pastures. We get the crazed notion, sometimes, that God is leading us into the storms. Nope, He is trying to lead you out of the storm. He is there helping you out of the trials and tribulations. He always leads you to the light.
David wrote in verse four that even though he, David, walks through the valley of the shadow of death he would not fear because his shepherd, Jesus, would keep him. Interestingly enough, David wasn’t pitching a tent in the valley of the shadow of death. He was walking through. Challenges sometimes come but Jesus is there to lead you out and he will keep you safe in the interim.

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all leading us to quiet green pastures where there is plenty of food and cool, clear water. All things are good where they lead us. There is always plenty. Just follow your shepherd.

God of Peace

Psalm 23: 2

He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters.

Our God is a God of peace, not chaos. He does not lead you into places that are full of bedlam and stress. He leads you into quiet places. He causes you to lie down in green fields; fields which are well watered and with plenty of grass or sustenance. When he leads you, he leads you beside the quiet waters not the raging mayhem the world dishes out. He wants to lead you into a tranquil, quiet place so that he can refresh you and talk with you. You won’t be able to hear him in the pandemonium of the world because it is just too loud and busy. He is leading you into that still quiet spot where the two of you can be alone together. Believe me, it is easier for you to get a much needed drink of water at the quiet waters than from the raging torrent. Find your quiet peaceful place with him and let him fill you back up.