Most often times my life becomes a whirlwind of chaos that I exist prematurely in.  As a construction superintendent, husband, and father the responsibility and satanic attacks I experience on a daily basis make my heart race to and fro seeking a corner to find solitude and to redefine my life’s purpose over and over again.  Simply taking the time to rest in Christ and read His Word, shamefully, never crosses my mind until after I’ve exhausted all attempts of my own.  I am learning a great deal from stopping my thought processes enough so I am able to give good solid prayers, but it is a difficult battle when I am so used to having my mind run so rampant in order to find sustenance for my heart to rest in.  The next few devotionals I will be focusing my heart on, will deal with the Psalms.  The Psalmist does a great job of putting forth all of his effort with every fire of passion he can gather to explain his heart to himself and then petition to His Lord to draw near.  I hope to focus and learn as much as I can from the Psalms so He can calm my soul and I can be the husband, father, and worker my Lord and Saviour has designed me to be for His glory.

The Lord Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[a]
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness[b]
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,[c]
    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[d] goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell[f] in the house of the Lord