Sometimes life is one big mess and you’re at your wit’s end. At least in your head. Then you can long for rest. That your thoughts can come to rest and you can just let go. Here you can discover to find peace with God.
Peace with God
In the Bible there is a beautiful book, named the Psalms or Songs of Songs. It is packed with songs that are close to life. Songs for example about: depression, anger, forgiveness and how to find rest with God. Psalm 23 is such a song. Poetry actually. This psalm can help calm your soul.
What is a psalm?
The psalms are spoken songs with music. The word “psalm” is a Greek translation of the Hebrew word “mizmoor” and means “spoken song with string accompaniment. In the Bible, there is an entire book of the Bible with 150 psalms. As a result in many churches, these are still sung.
Many psalms were written by or for King David. One of the most important Jewish kings in history. He is an ancestor of Jesus.
Sandy Tales | Psalm 23
How do you find peace with God? Psalm 23 is one of the best known psalms. it is actually a song that sings about what God is like and how you find peace with God. First, watch the psalm in a Sandy Tales video.
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Lees hier Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd,
I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
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 your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Click here to find different versions and translations of this psalm.
Rest with God
The beauty of this psalm is that it highlights different emotions, both fear and happiness. It is above all a statement how God looks at you and how you can rest with God.
So to be clear.
God says to you:
- I take care of you
- You will lack nothing
- I give you peace and strength
- I will protect you
- Do not be afraid
- I give you courage
- You will be happy
- I give you grace
- One day we will be together
If you sometimes feel uneasy or your head is restless – read, watch or listen to this psalm. Listen to the words as if they were spoken directly to you. Take a rest and keep repeating the words until they sink in.
What appeals to you in this psalm? Which sentence stays in your memory? Please let us know here.
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