Psalms 23:1-3 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, 3 He restores my soul. NIV David wrote this before coming to the crown. Yet he believed that God would be his shepherd and give him everything he needed. He had great confidence in the Lord. He believed his God. He knew his God.
He restores my soul… Those words bring such comfort to me.
Here is the description of the Greek word “restore”: OT:7725 To pull in again, put (again, up again), recall,
recompense, recover, refresh, relieve, render
(again), requite, rescue, restore, retrieve,
(cause to, make to) return, reverse, reward,
say nay, send back, set again (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.) He is so faithful and good. He wants to make us new again!
His only requirement is that we become His sheep.
That we surrender our lives to the Shepherd of our souls. If you are reading this and you have never made Jesus Christ the Shepherd/Lord/King of your life or you’ve walked away and want to re-dedicate yourself to Him, you can do it right now. There is no specific words to say, just pour your heart out to Him. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins and come into your life. He will make you new. He will become your Shepherd.
Please let me know if you do, I want to be praying for you.
Let’s GO GREEN– let’s lie down in those pastures and drink from His cool water!
Let’s LET Him restore our souls!