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Daily Devotion
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Dave Dietrichson

The devotion for today is written by Dave Dietrichson



Psalm 23: “He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restores my soul”

Good morning, Lord.

I slept well. Thanks for that.

But I’m tired. Tired of many things. 

For the first time, I dreamed I tested positive for COVID-19. Not a happy dream. By Your grace, my family and I are fine. Thanks again.


I grabbed some breakfast and went for a walk to clear my head (like everybody else, about every day these days). Instead of my head clearing, it was filled with anxiety, even as I was very much enjoying my walk.  I couldn’t help focusing on all that is going on in our country. I can’t even say in our world anymore. It’s our country I’m worried about.

Two miles in, miraculously, and practically involuntarily, as I’m walking in our subdivision, my arms spread wide and I said out loud, “This is the Day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it!” It was cathartic and healing. Peace returned and my day began anew. I was refreshed and joy-filled.

May you similarly experience God’s peace and share it unconditionally with one another.


I’m back, Lord. I feel much better. Forgive me for losing faith. Thanks for everything.

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