‘Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.’ Psalm 23:6
For the better part of this week I have felt a little bit out of it. I’ve been frazzled at work, snapped at my spouse, been impatient with my kids and have contributed my two cents on FB posts that were not encouraging. Now I have allowed some worry to creep in.
I am guilty of trying to make things happen in life. When things are in chaos I find myself purposely trying to ‘make’ it good. When work is slow I find myself purposely trying to create more opportunities. When personal things are stressed I am purposely trying to find the antidote. When I reach the end of these paths I’m usually exhausted and no good for anybody.
In the 23rd Psalm God reminds us that goodness and mercy will follow us wherever we go. He reminds us that we can dwell in the house of the Lord now. This is not necessarily something that happens when we die. We can approach the throne with confidence and understand that this ‘rest’ exists for us today.
I want to encourage each of you, as Jesus encouraged me this morning, to abide in Him. it is not our responsibility to jump around in the presence of God and try to make things happen. It is God’s desire for us to be still and let Him be Lord. It is only when we dub out all of the noise and enter His presence that we can taste and see just how good God’s promises are and truly become what He intended for this season.
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