“The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough. He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where he restores and revives my life.” (Psalms 23: 1-3, the Passion Translation)
This Psalm gives us such a gentle yet powerful image of sustenance, security, and contentment. It assures us that all is well now and that our tomorrow is also taken care of. We can expect each day to have what we need and more. We can anticipate a cleansing of yesterday’s challenges and a renewal for a bright new day.
This may sound too good to be true when life seems to be tough and our circumstances far from blissful or luxurious. But our awareness of God, the Spirit that provides, guides, and loves, brings this sweet and sustaining Life to us where we are. As we look beyond the material and limiting, let go of the ego and its need to control, we can hear God’s voice, feel that companionship, and discover the way to peace.
Let’s willingly release ourselves to this gorgeous, comforting promise. Let’s know that we deserve a beautiful place to rest, an oasis from cares and worries. We are worthy and ready for the restoring and generous grace of divine Love to naturally refresh us and energize us today and every day.