Words from the Heart for Tuesday January 28th, 2020
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Psalm 23:3 (NKJV)
For His Name’s Sake
Winning a Nobel Prize changed nearly everything about Donna Strickland’s professional life except the principles that helped shape it in the first place. Since winning the Nobel Prize in physics, only the third woman to do so, the University of Waterloo professor has watched enrolment in her courses double, landed a promotion at work and begun scheduling global lectures. Strickland said securing the field’s highest honour has given her a significant new platform from which to share her life goal. In her words “Science first needs to be done for the sake of science.”
Life can sap our strength and steal our joy. We get to the end of a day and fall into bed exhausted. If this goes on too long, we can reach the point of burn out. That can affect every part of our lives, and lead to serious impact on our relationships and our own well being. While life seems more frenetic these days than in the past, the reality is that human beings have always wrestled with the busy-ness of life. That’s why the words for the Psalmist in Psalm 23:3 are so well-loved today: “He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Ultimately, our greatest need in a crazy world is for our souls to be restored. That starts with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through faith. Jesus promised that He would give us peace – peace that can’t be taken away by the stresses and struggles of every day life. When we trust Jesus as Saviour and Lord, our souls are restored. And we set out on the path of righteousness.
These have been words from the heart.