Restoring Your Soul - The Warrior's Journey®

Restoring Your Soul

Author: Chaplain, COL Scott McChrystal, USA (Ret.)

Virginia Guard chaplain support teams support military personnel in Louisiana. Photo by Coast Guard is licensed under CC By 2.0

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul… (Psalm 23:2,3)

This familiar Psalm by David says that we are His sheep and the Lord is our Shepherd.

Can you handle some humorous but truthful insight about this verse? Good!  Sheep are not the brightest creatures on planet earth.  At times the shepherd has to take charge and make the sheep do things for their own benefit- like being made to lie down in green pastures or being led to drink at quiet waters .

The military life is fast-paced, competitive, and stressful. It is easy to follow the crowd and fail to notice that your life and soul needs to take a break now and then.

Question – are you cooperating with God in his efforts to make you lie in green pastures or move to still waters? Human beings are not designed to run without divine assistance. He wants to restore your soul.

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