Beside Quiet Waters

Psalm 23:1-3 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul…” (NIV)*

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If the Lord be my Shepherd

I’ll have all I need.

Led beside quiet waters

Surrounded by pastures green.

………………..

Staying with my Shepherd

His presence surely guides.

 Abundant bread and water

Daily, He provides.

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Restoring broken dreams

Healing crevices of soul,

All the way leading

Renewing, and making whole.

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Though winds of life threaten

To pull me from His side,

His gentle hands grip tightly

In shepherd’s cloak, I hide.

………………..

He offers inner calm

When clouds storm the day,

If in green pastures I lie down

And beside quiet waters, stay.

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photo and poem by Patty Perkins

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Check out Psalm 23 in today’s reading from The One Year Bible*. It’s one of my favorites and the origin of this blog’s title.

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading, and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 31 years and we have two college-age sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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