One of the practices that is helping me in this season is returning to a very familiar song and choosing one lyric from it to carry with me that day. The song is Psalm 23, and it’s one of the most well known songs in history.
As a preacher’s kid, I grew up hearing this. For some reason, I recently felt led to return to it and stay there, selecting a portion of it to carry with me each day.
For example, the other day I chose this phrase: “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.”
That’s quite an amazing thought, but to carry it with you throughout a day, believing the goodness and mercy of the Lord is following you, brings a peace, confidence and strength that is often needed.
Today, read Psalm 23 twice. Once to take it all in and then a second time to pick one phrase for today.
I believe it can help. It sure has helped me.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” [Psalm 23:1-6 ESV]