Psalm 23 (30 July 2020)

Morning Encounter:


I may walk through valleys as dark as death, but I won’t be afraid.

(Psalm 23.4)


The ‘right paths’ may take us through dark valleys as well as green pastures. A dark valley could refer to a time proceeding death, but could also include a dark place where we try to cover up wrong actions, rebellion against God, confusion, sadness, or lonely places. It is a rich phrase that includes all of life’s overwhelming experiences. God’s presence with us remains and he may be inviting us to draw ever closer to him.


What overwhelming times are you or people you know going through today? Bring them before God in prayer and ask for his presence, help and guidance.

Midday Meditation:

"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Through Jesus Christ. Amen."

Evening Reflection:

"God of the day and of the night, in me there is darkness, but with you there is light. I am alone, but you will not leave me. I am weak, but you will come to my help. I am restless, but you are my peace. I am in haste, but you are the God of infinite patience. I am confused and lost, but you are eternal wisdom and you direct my path; now and forever. Amen."
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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