Tuesday, March 10
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. - Proverbs 3:5-6
Work, school, kids, homework, extracurricular activities, and the list goes on. It doesn't take much to realize how stressful our lives can get. In the midst of it all, I try to keep myself calm, but not always with complete success. That's why this verse from Proverbs is so helpful. I call it my "go-to" verse whenever I'm in a troubling time or have some doubts. The words always make things a little clearer.
My dad, who passed away 18 years ago, was a huge influence in my life. His passion for living every day to its fullest was something I loved and something I've always striven for in my life. One of my dad's favorite Bible passages was Psalm 23:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of The Lord forever.
He would read it almost daily, and I now read it often and it gives me such great comfort. As we get closer to Easter Sunday, I am so thankful to call RPC my church home... and I pray that all of us will find clarity and comfort from God's word.
God my shepherd, help me to trust you today with all of my heart. Lead me beside still waters today so that my soul may be refreshed. Amen