When can you rest?
Where do you go to get refreshed?
How do you quiet your spirit?
“He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul.” – Psalms 23:2
I have found in my life that blaming God is a Great thing as long as I am blaming Him for the right things.
When I was under the law and all I felt from God was guilt and shame- I was angry most of the time and depressed during other times. After all depression is just anger inward.
But was my shame and anger taking me From God or leading me to Him?
I now have a relationship with God that I would have thought impossible just a few short laws ago. The more laws you follow the greater your alienation from Christ!
God wants to heal you by refreshing the soul. God wants to quiet the waters that stress you and He wants to give you a rest in Him that neither you nor I deserve or could ever obtain in our doing.
Here is a meditation for you. Find a time and a place where you probably won’t be disturbed. Take several deep breaths and let go the stress you feel now. As you take these breaths begin to really relax the muscles in your jaw and face. Now begin to get a picture of a beautiful green valley with a quiet natural cool spring and begin to see God waving you on over to the perfect spot beside the spring. As you get closer you see He has a beautiful picnic all set up for you. Begin to thank Him and relax by the spring. As you do:
Breathe in and say:
“Lord lead me”
Breathe out and say:
“to quiet water”
Practice this until you sense He is renewing your strength.