I’ve seen my God refresh me in different ways this week. Now, I can relate to David’s testimony in Psalm 23 verses 1, 2 and 3.
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.” – NKJV
“Yahweh is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough. He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace near the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where he restores and revives my life. He opens before me the right path and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to his name.” – TPT
“GOD, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.” – MSG
Up until this evening, if you had asked me how my month was going, I’d have said it’s been really hard or tough. Had a panic attack twice – once last week and this morning.
A few minutes ago, I was creating an Instagram reel and was thinking about a caption for my post. I had traveled to Anambra State for work and spent a few hours with ex-colleagues. I needed the trip and I didn’t realize it.
I eventually came up with a prayer (thanks to the Holy Spirit) and He brought Psalm 23 to mind. All I kept thinking about was “He restores my soul”.
Here’s my caption;
Lord, thank You for Your presence that goes with me always and gives me rest. Thank You for refreshing my soul everyday in different ways. This week, I’m seeing You do this through the work of my hands and my friends. I love how you keep showing me different sides of Yourself and how You correct me in love. You’re AMAZINGGGGGGG! ❤️
Looking back, each time I took my eyes off Him, I got anxious and in that moment, I’d get a message from a friend or I’d have a client reach out for work and that helped me focus.
If I’m really being honest, there’s an underlying peace I’ve had all through the month and I realize now that it’s really a choice;
- Am I going to choose the underlying peace I have? or
- Am I going to give in to what I’m seeing in the physical?
I see focusing on the fact that I’m at peace underneath translates to keeping my eyes on Him.
I’m glad I feel refreshed, I’m glad He always refreshes me especially when I forget or I’m not intentionally asking for His help. This just proves to me how much He loves me and I’m thankful for this revelation.
How has your month been? Can you relate to this?