He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
There in the drawer lay Jill’s father’s favourite wrist watch that he used for years before it pointed to it’s final second. “After all these years lying unused, I wonder if it can be restored,” thought Jill.
We would take the effort of restoring only things that are dear and precious to us. And so does our Lord. What is the condition of your soul today? Some are dry and parched, some lost and lonely, some tired and worn out, some given up and quit, some fed up and dragging on, some slipped off and backsliding. You are precious to the Lord. Like a shepherd cares for every one of his sheep, the Lord is mindful of EVERY ONE of His children. The sheep when it has wandered off may not have the discipline or strength to come back so the Shepherd Himself takes charge of the restoration process.
You might feel like life is going around in circles, and you are getting nowhere, but the “paths” David mentions here are the circular paths formed by the sheep when on the mountains. These circular paths will ONLY lead you higher…to the ROCK that is higher. Like a planet revolving around the sun, may our lives revolve around the Son of Righteousness.
It may seem like life itself has drained out of you, but here is the LIFE giver, lifting you up on His shoulders and leading you in His paths of righteousness. IT IS HE WHO SUSTAINS YOU! Not your bank account, not your relationships, not your assets, not your designation, not your health, nothing can sustain the breath in your nostrils but the Spirit of the Lord! Thank you Jesus!!!