Green Pastures

On most days, I’m quite the shy type. I thus try to avoid situations that bring me before, or into contact with many people (“strangers”)- this includes walking on busy roads. If there’s an alternative route that’s relatively less busy than the usual route, I’m most likely going to take it, regardless of whether it’s longer or not.

It was on one of my forays down “the less trodden path” that I came across a picturesque meadow that whispered God’s Words to my needy heart.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Psalms 23:1‭-‬2

This year has been quite the year. The last few days, for Nigerians and Nigeria, have been very chaotic and turbulent. So much heartbreak, so much disappointment, so much death. Yet through the violence, through the anger which realizes its impotence and gives way to heart-crushing depression and a despondent feeling of helplessness, through all the strife and unrest, God is speaking.

God wants to lead your heart to green pastures of rest, and still waters of peace. And he wants you to rest your heart there. God wants you to reside in The peace that He has provided for you. Amid the uncertainty, God wants you to rest easy in His promises of the fulfillment of hope, and provision for a glorious future.

Wherever you find yourself, home or abroad, on the streets or online, in the line of fire or out of it, or whether you’re in a state of indecision, allow God to lead your heart to His green pastures. Your heart will find courage and strength, and your soul will thank you for it.

In His Pastures, the grass is ALWAYS greener.

PS: We will overcome ✊

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