And you might not even know why they are sticking out at the moment, but the hairs on your arm stand up and you just know.
This happened to me on Sunday, and during a reading of Psalm 23 of all things! I mean, come on. That's such an easy set of verses. I already know what it says.
But it was new to me that day.
At the very beginning I read this:
He restores my soul.
I glanced at the same verse in my Message Bible, and this stung my heart and lifted my tired shoulders:
True to your word,
you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.
At that very moment in time, these were the exact words I needed to hear, and didn't know it. But He did. 'Cause He knows me best.
I guess I just thought this Psalm is for beginners, or funerals! I felt like I was listening to the 23rd Psalm for the very 1st time. I read through the rest of that Psalm and felt every word hug me and cause tears to burn my eyes.
Is it really that easy? Yes, it is.