PSALM 23:3: “He renews my life; he leads me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” CSB
OBSERVATION: God is invested in me! What a wonderful truth and comfort as I face each day. He is my Good Shepherd. He is not a hired hand, but the true shepherd of the sheep. He cares for me intimately each day – “…for His name’s sake.”
Psalm 23 is such a wonderful psalm. It is something that we can spend a lifetime meditating on. And it is something that we can read each day in just a moment to remind us how much God loves us. Here are the wonderful truths from this great psalm.
Because the Lord is my Shepherd, because He is invested in me, “…for His name’s sake,” –
• He provides me with everything I need.
• He brings rest to me when I am weary.
• He refreshes my soul in His presence.
• He renews my life each day by His grace.
• He helps me make the right decisions each day.
• He leads me through the darkest valleys of life.
• He protects and comforts me.
• He vindicates me before the enemy.
• He pours out His Holy Spirit upon my life.
• He gives me life and life abundantly.
• He pursues me with His goodness and faithful love.
• He prepares a place for me in heaven.
• He receives me into eternal life with Him.
When you reflect on these wonderful truths you too can say with the psalmist – “The Lord is my shepherd; I have what I need.“. He will never leave us or forsake us. When trouble arises, He arises with His rod and staff. When need arises, He arises with His bountiful provision. And when death knocks at our door, He answers the door with eternal life.
Lord, help me take time this morning to meditate upon the wonderful promises in this psalm. Let Your demonstrative love for me undergird me through this day. Whenever I am troubled, remind me that You are always with me. You are my Shepherd!
In Jesus Name!