Meditating on the Shepherd

October 8th, 2012

Psalm 63:6-8 says, “On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.”

King David said these words when he was hiding in a desert cave from his enemies. I could imagine him laying awake at night wondering what would happen to him.

During sleepless, uncomfortable nights, David thought about God. Instead of counting sheep, he meditated on his Shepherd!

He reviewed all the ways God had already helped him, and he greeted the next day with songs of praise.

In my wakeful nights when I am churning over things, I try to make it a point to reflect on the times of God’s faithfulness to us as a family.

I find this helps me to have an eternal perspective and puts things in their right place. It reminds me that God is in control and He is with me.

I find doing this gives me far more rest than any of the other things I might count. Meditating on the Shepherd is far better than counting sheep!

God Bless,
Dave