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Quiet Waters

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”

– Psalm 23:1-2

To those who feel alone, abandoned, or unseen, I want to remind you that God is with you. Even in stormy seas, when the waves of change and currents of difficulty make it hard to navigate, Jesus is in the boat. No mountain is too high, no valley is too deep, and no pit is too dark for His loving presence to reach. You see, as His children, regardless of where we find ourselves, our Savior promises to lead us beside quiet waters. In the middle of a mess, He lovingly shepherds us to a place of safe pasture, even if our circumstances remain unsettled. Psalm 23 reminds us that He not only gets us through the dark night, but that He provides a sense of peace and tranquility in the thick of it. Though we may still be fighting worldly battles, our hearts can be at rest, because we serve a God who is faithful to restore, replenish, and renew our spirits.

My friend, you are not alone. Remain hopeful and trust the Lord to lead you to the other side of trying times. Even as seasons change and transitions occur, follow your Good Shepherd, and allow Him to navigate the unexpected twists and turns in the road. He will get you to where you’re supposed to be exactly when you’re supposed to be there, and though He may not remove the chaos, as you place yourself under His protective care, He will be a respite in the midst of it. Hold to God’s strong and steady hand, and He will refresh your soul in dark shadows and walk you through the deepest valleys.

Prayer


Jesus, thank you for sheltering me in the midst of troubling times. Help me to remain confident and secure, knowing that you are with me.

Reflection


How might this week look different if you embrace the quiet waters of God’s presence, even in the face of trouble?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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