God’s character

Upon arriving at the mission to bring God’s word to the women last week, I was overcome with emotion at one song on our playlist, “I can only Imagine”. Broken and spilled out at the memory of my brother’s anniversary to glory, I wondered if I had the strength to fulfill my entrusted ministry. After texting my prayer sisters, they surrounded me with encouragements and prayer. One of the text describes this beautiful Psalm 23 passage better than I could, “God restores the things in our lives we think are forever gone. He restores your soul. He leads you down the right path. He prepares a table to partake of Him even in the presence of your enemies. Your cup overflows because His goodness and love will pursue you all the days of your life.❤️”- Teresa #Hepursuesusforgood #faithnotsight #comfortedbyrodandstaff

A Psalm of David. (ESV)

23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.[a]

3

He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness[b]

for his name’s sake.

4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,[c]

I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

5

You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

6

Surely[d] goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me

all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell[f] in the house of the Lord

forever.[g]

Footnotes:

a Psalm 23:2 Hebrew beside waters of rest

b Psalm 23:3 Or in right paths

c Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness

d Psalm 23:6 Or Only

e Psalm 23:6 Or steadfast love

f Psalm 23:6 Or shall return to dwell

g Psalm 23:6 Hebrew for length of days

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