Green Grass

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
Psalm 23:2

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.
Psalm 23:1

9 thoughts on “Green Grass

  1. I love this Psalm! I have recently been rememorizing it using the Verses app, and have been meditating on the peace and beauty of what “He restoreth my soul” means. The Word is applied in infinite ways by the Spirit to magnify the beauty of the Lord.

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    • It is restorative to my soul when I study it and have the “aha” moments that the Holy Spirit brings. Thankfully, we are given the Holy Spirit when we are saved.


  2. I’m new to blogging (just published my first post today), but I’ve been reading through other people’s blogs and stumbled across yours today. This post of yours really caught my attention because I was being that “petulant child” for quite a while, sometimes I still am. It’s hard to sit back and rest while the world goes on around you. I guess that’s why God tells us to “be still and know that [He] is God.” I know I wouldn’t be learning all that He’s been teaching if my health hadn’t become so poor — if I hadn’t needed to rest. So, thank you for this reminder and encouragement!

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    • I have to frequently remind myself of all that you have said. Something else that I tell myself often is that there will come a day when I will be able to do everything that there is to do. The time until then is short compared to the time from then on. I just have to wait.

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