Psalm 23 (30 July 2020)

Morning Encounter:

Read: 

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

(Psalm 23.4)
 

Reflect: 

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.

Respond: 

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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