Do you ever read Scripture and find yourself wondering, “is the Bible relevant today?” We definitely feel that disconnect. So we’ve set out to make Scripture meditations that give us a framework for how to start reading the Bible. Join us as we let the Bible be the Bible, and learn to engage with it meaningfully.

God is a Good Shepherd

You are in need of comfort and care just as much as the coworker, friend, or little person you take care of every day is. 

So before you keep pushing through your busy day, take a minute to meditate on this analogy that Scripture offers us, where God is a good shepherd, and we are one of his little lambs. We hope it brings a deep breath of calm to your day like it does ours. 

Scripture meditation below!

Isaiah 40:10-11

10 See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power,

   and he rules with a mighty arm.

See, his reward is with him,

    and his recompense accompanies him.

11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:

    He gathers the lambs in his arms

and carries them close to his heart;

    he gently leads those that have young.

What This Teaches Us about God

  • God is powerful (v. 10)
  • He cares for us as a good shepherd (v. 11)
  • He gathers us close to him (v. 11)
  • He leads with gentleness (v. 11)

Prayers of Response

Lord, I’m so grateful that you are powerful, and bigger than the obstacle of _________ that _________ (name) is facing in life right now! 

I admit that because it feels like I’ve been alone in dealing with _________, it’s hard for me to believe that you are near.

Prayer Requests

Please give me a boost of confidence that you have the power to _________, because I realize I can’t do it on my own. 

I pray that you help _________ (name) to know how deeply you care for them. 

Prayers of Readiness

Today, as I _________, help me to feel the comfort that I would feel if you actually gathered me up in your arms right now.

Good Shepherd, I look forward to you gently guiding me through _________. 


We believe simple Scripture meditations like this help us in our mission to creatively explore how we connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life. For more Scripture meditations, visit this page!

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