Today's Verse: Psalm 23:2-3

Friday, August 10, 2007

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He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
— Psalm 23:2-3
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

When we are exhausted, depleted, and on the edge of burnout, we need God to restore our souls! Our Father, our Shepherd, is the only one who can truly lead us beside quiet waters: the Lord, who is our Shepherd. He alone can fully bring the nourishment, replenishment, rest, and renewal our weary souls need. Yet why do we sometimes find it so hard to set aside time to be quiet with him? Could it be that we keep our lives so busy and noisy that we miss out on the one who matters most? Time with our Shepherd is necessary to sustain a life of purpose, satisfaction, and meaning.

My Prayer...

As you have shown me repeatedly, dear Father, I know that being with you restores me in a place within my heart that no one else can touch. Forgive me for seeking nourishment and refreshment from what is unholy and unhelpful. Reinvigorate me with your presence and power so that I can serve you more victoriously. In the name of Jesus, my Shepherd, I pray. Amen.

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About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.