A time of calming.
A time of re-gaining a much-needed sense of peace.
As I walked with my family alongside a small stream, the words of Psalm 23 ran through my heart:
"THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him--not for my earning it, but] for His name's sake" (Psalm 23:1-3, Amplified).
No, the creek we hiked beside was not still or all that quiet. But there was something about the sound. It was so peaceful and so refreshing. My soul was renewed high up in those mountains. The words of this Psalm encouraged my weary Spirit. God was reminding me once again of His peace and His love.
What are your favorite verses of encouragement?