I simply love this verse as it perfectly describes the peace that comes along with trusting in our Maker. There are times we have mountain top experiences... and there are times that we are walking through a very dark valley through the swamp lands of trials. I do believe my favorite times are those that He allows us to lie down in green pastures.
Looking back over the past two months there have been some major changes in this entire transition but I have to say there has been times of such peace and of rest. The wife of one of my board members that kind of took me under her wing for the first month of my time in California mentioned a "green grass moment" in her life and it got me thinking.
I have had such restful moments of being able to sunbathe in the green grass... peacefully trusting in His perfect plan for my life... watching things fall into place... a car... a place to live... a job where I get to work with children and adults all while sharing my heart with them... and an amazing man that shares my heart for adventure. I am beyond blessed.
Now for those of you that are reading this thinking... why does everything fall into place for her while everything is falling apart for me? I will assure you that everything does not always work out according to my idea but when I release my will to His perfect hands... He provides above and beyond what I could ask or imagine. He turns my garbage into something He can use for my good and His glory. I am by no means perfect but the lover of my soul is and I want to do everything to live for Him as He died for me.
When was the last time your Maker made you lie down in green pastures? If it has been awhile... make Psalm 23 the prayer of your heart and see what happens.