He makes me lie down…

March 16, 2011

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
3 he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
for his name’s sake.

He makes me lie down… That’s first action of God in this psalm. Leading us into the posture of rest. And the Hebrew for “still waters” is waters of rest. Nice.

We have a way of rushing, us humans. So much so that I’ve never paid much attention to this wonderful and early verse of psalm 23. But there it is. Before he restores my soul he leads me into a lush, abundant place of rest.

Do you ever rest? Really rest? If you don’t count sleep, how hard does He have to try to make you to lie down?


3 Responses to “He makes me lie down…”

  1. Oh yes, I’m not very good at stopping and lying down. Amazing what a difference it makes though

  2. Sasha said

    Mmmm, I needed this today. Thank you!

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