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Come save us and bless us. Be our shepherd and always carry us in your arms (Psalm 28:9, CEV).

Turtles Kingfisher Bay Retreat Centre

Turtle perch at Kingfisher Bay Retreat Centre — photo courtesy of Ruth Waring

Reflection

This week’s I Love the Psalms theme is shepherding.

I confess there are times when I want to be carried—need to be carried. Sometimes my pride keeps me from confessing that desire. It’s been many years since my parents carried me in their arms. But I am still a child of God.

There are times when the burdens of life get heavy. At such times the Good Shepherd whispers in my ear, “Let me carry you.”

This was David’s plea:

Come save us and bless us. Be our shepherd and always carry us in your arms  (Psalm 28:9, CEV).

If the burdens of life are getting too heavy for you, there is a Shepherd who will gladly lift you into His arms. Don’t let pride and an I-can-do-this-myself spirit keep you from accepting His help.

We need a Savior. We need a Shepherd.

Response: LORD God, I am yours. I am your child—the sheep of your pasture. Lift me up and carry me in my time of need. Thank you for your steadfast love and care. Amen.

Your Turn: Does pride keep you from accepting the Lord’s help? Are you proud to say you are poor in spirit?