Psalm 23:2 says” He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters. He refreshes my soul.
As we go through life, we will always find ourselves being fluttered with the issues of this world. As we walk this journey we will walk through deserts, high water floods and we might even become shipwrecked. Most of the time when life events happen, we try to take care of it ourselves. We go with what we know hoping that it will solve the problem.
Being beat down by life is no amusement ride at all and yet we can’t stay there. What is one to do? I’m so glad you asked me. I believe that nothing happens by chance.
It’s in those moments that the Lord is trying to get our attention. Often, we ignore what is happening and pretend it’s not affecting us. The Lord has been trying to get our attention in many ways and when we don’t heed to Him, He lays us in green pastures.
I do believe that these green pastures are to revive us. As humans I don’t understand as to why we don’t listen the first time the Lord speaks? Why do we allow life to stop us in our tracks before we heed to the Lord when He is calling us closer to Him?
I know for myself when the Lord stop me in my tracks I couldn’t go nowhere or do anything. I knew right then that I have been ignoring the Lord’s calling me to come closer to Him. I thank the Lord Jesus for laying me down in green pastures. Being in green pastures is a learning experience for me. God uses it to give me strength as well as for me to take a break from the dry deserts and high seas.
In closing be open to what the Lord shows you in your green pasture.