O Lord, You are my Shepherd, but somehow think I still want.
You make me lie down in green pastures and lead me beside quiet waters, but I fill my mind with irrelevant things that distract me.
My God, I plead You restore my soul.
I struggle to humble my heart so that You can lead me in paths of righteousness, for Your name’s sake.
As I walk through this valley of the shadow of death, this season of uncertainty, I wish I didn’t fear evil and loneliness because You are with me.
I know in my mind that Your rod and staff should comfort me, but I am so unsettled.
I sit at Your table that You have set for me in the presence of my enemies, but shallow faith keeps me from letting You sustain me.
You have anointed my head with oil and selfishly I choose to see my reality through my blind proud eyes.
Why would Your goodness, and mercy, and love, follow me all the days of my life?
Lord, teach me to dwell, so I can live in Your house forever….February 18, 2012