Hello, I am editing my new book Psalm 23 Unwrapped which will be published on Amazon in December, ready to order for a Christmas gift. This book will be a wonderful lift to someone spirits, giving them hope in difficult times. Watch out for it in mid- December on Amazon.
Psalm 23 Unwrapped
This little book is a compliment to Nothing Good about Grief, which will help you to let go of your grief and to recover to find your joy. Psalm 23 is a very special Psalm and will help you to guide you through your grief. Through this study we see how the Lord is our Good Shepherd, our Protector, our daily Provider, our Peace, Rest, and our Guide in every circumstance. We experience God’s faithfulness, and find Hope in the darkest of times.
We search far and wide in this COVID-19 world to find peace, solace, and contentment. Sifting through daily issues, dealing with family matters, crisis, worry, anxiety, and stress have all become part and parcel of the life we live. Nevertheless, this is not unique to our times. History offers us narratives of vast difficulty, struggles and unrest.
Has God abandoned us? Is he deaf to our cries? Does he care that we need help? Or has he separated himself from the affairs of humankind? In this little book, you will find to the contrary. Here, you will unwrap the nature and purpose of God for your life. Your faith will come alive, bringing new hope, vision, and purpose. Your understanding of God will open up, helping you to abide in hope, faith, and love.
I offer two versions of this Psalm to help you to grasp its fuller meaning. It reminds us that there is rest for the weary, healing and anointing. There is comfort and restoration for those in His care, even in times of pandemic. If you are in need, grieving a loss, facing the onslaughts of the enemy or even death itself, read each verse thoughtfully and you will come to understand God’s immense love for you. God is not indifferent to your tears, your fears, or your cares. The next time you’re feeling frantic and stressed, and you’re wondering how you’re going to make it through the day, remember Psalm 23. Allow God the Shepherd to guide you along His paths, knowing He has everything in control and all you need to do is to trust and follow. The Shepherd knows your destination, he will help you get there. Your green pastures and still waters are closer than you think.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
1 The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
2 He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.
3 He refreshes and restores my life (myself); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.
4 Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
6 Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.
Common English Bible (CEB)
1 The LORD is my shepherd. I lack nothing.
2 He lets me rest in grassy meadows; he leads me to restful waters.
3 He keeps me alive. He guides me in proper paths for the sake of his good name.
4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger because you are with me. Your rod and your staff— they protect me.
5 You set a table for me right in front of my enemies. You bathe my head in oil; my cup is so full it spills over!
6 Yes, goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the LORD’s house as long as I live.
I encourage you to Take notes. Jot down your thoughts and ideas as they come to you. Note your memories of that these pages have evoked. Write down your goals, projects, and tasks that this book has brought to mind.
I want this book to be a very practical one for you. It is not a story book but one you can use repeatedly to help you through the tough times in your life.
if you are sincerely searching for God, pick up my book in December, you will find what you are looking for as revealed in the 23rd Psalm.
Thank you for reading this post, if it has been helpful- I would love to hear from you so please let me know –
It is my hope to help others to LiveLife on Purpose in Hope Faith and Love. Paula Rose Parish x
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