“He restores my soul; He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”
July 26, 2018
For His Glory
Have you ever been burned out, frustrated or simply tired? Perhaps this has been a season of new challenges that have been difficult to navigate or maybe there have been lingering problems that continue even though you have fervently prayed. During these seasons we sometimes focus more on our circumstances than on God, which can result in sinful choices that we otherwise would not have desired.
Our Good Shepherd is in the business of providing us with the refreshment we need in order to restore our strength. Regardless of your stress level or difficulties God can meet you presently and provide you with peace, joy and comfort. He is the only One who can truly restore your soul. Not only will He bring comfort, but He will also provide a plan for you – a righteous road for you to travel down.
The BIG question is WHY does God choose to do this? The answer is for His name! God does the good in our lives for His own reputation. God restores us, encourages us and blesses us to proclaim to us and the world His inherent goodness, and our joy resides in knowing that God can use our desperate need to bring Him glory. Will you seek Him today and trust in His ability to provide?
Jesus. I need your comfort and restoration in my life. I confess my need for you to lead me and provide wisdom for the decisions I will be making today. I look to you knowing that you will guide my life in the way of righteousness. Lord, I desire to follow you and live for your reputation. May I experience your joy today knowing that I am representing You. Amen.