I was tired … really tired that day recently when I found myself rebelling like a petulant child. I don’t want to lie down to rest anymore. I want to play like the others. When I rest, I miss out on the fun. I’m tired of being tired.
My perspective changed suddenly though when the Holy Spirit brought these words of Scripture to my remembrance:
He makes me lie down in green pastures
It occurred to me that God has me right where He wants me to be. He wants to teach me about Himself. He wants me to know HIs love, goodness, wisdom, and sovereignty. My awareness and understanding of these attributes of His has grown more during my suffering than it did when I was able to play. This sanctifying place of rest is where I am learning. He has me lying down where He feeds me. This is God’s pasture for me. The grass is green here; there is no greener grass.
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.