Psalm 23:2 He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still and quiet waters.
God lets us lie down in green pastures. This speaks to me of resting, recharging and renewing our souls—to be secure and at peace. The green pasture also speaks of fertile soil, well-watered, which produces growth, as well as abundance and nourishment. The sheep feast on the luscious grass, likewise, we feast on the Word of God—which brings renewal.
Our good shepherd leads us beside the still and quiet waters, which speaks of refreshment, being watered and having our thirst quenched—being fully satisfied. This to me paints a picture of a peaceful, tranquil place—an oasis. A place to be still before the Lord. This doesn’t necessarily mean a physical place, but rather a quietness within our souls—resting in that stillness, which results in being refreshed, renewed and revived. God wants us to rest in His presence—even if our lives are hectic! In fact, even more so. As we quiet ourselves before the Lord and just be still, allowing Him to water us with His Word and His grace, we will be better able to listen for His voice and hear what’s on His heart.
God lets us pause and take moments of rest from life’s busyness in a place of ‘communion’ with Him, and in this posture, we will be refreshed in Him and walk into our day with His peace.