He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.Psalm 23:2(KJV)
Our good and faithful Shepherd gently leads and guides the sheep of His pasture in the best way that each of us should go. He knows each of our names and He knows all of our needs and necessities - and He is also aware of the dangers and difficulties that stalk each of our paths.
No matter how fraught and restless our lives may become He is the One that will lead us to the sill water-pools of refreshment for He Himself is the water of life and in Him is found rest for the soul - rest for all who traverse this world in the paths of righteousness - en-route to our heavenly home. He is the sparkling wellspring of comfort, and He gently leads us by His still waters of stillness.
He knows just when to call us aside to rest awhile and it is His streams that make glad the city of God and His pools of refreshment that rejoice the hearts of all His people.
When we have a heavenly Shepherd that supplies all our needs how foolish to seek out the stagnant pools and broken cisterns of that tis world supplies, and how careless to become engulfed in the floods of fancy that knock on our doors or become embroiled in the whirlpools of life's disasters.
Let us keep our eyes on Jesus our good Shepherd who restores my soul by making me to lie down in green pastures and gently leads me beside his waters of stillness - for His names sake.
Father, thank You that You are all I need. Keep me from straying from Your path of righteousness and may I drink deeply of You day be day and be satisfied - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.