Wednesday Selah: Rest by Matt Maher

Even though I walk through the valley of deathYou restore my soul and You give me restAll the memories of Your faithfulnessYou restore my soul and You give me rest

Matt Maher wrote an amazing song to close his latest recording, Saints + Sinners. It’s a setting of Psalm 23, and he describes it like this on his web site:

Psalm 23 gets quoted a lot at funerals, but it’s really an amazing Psalm for people who are going through a time of change. The thing about a valley is, what makes a valley a valley is that there’s a mountaintop on the other site of it. You’ve just got to keep walking, and eventually you’ll hit a mountain. But if you’re on a mountain, you might want to buckle up. I think God is inviting us to slow down a little bit in the hectic pace of our life and to simply rest in Him. For me, it’s the perfect way to end the record.

I selected a video of the song that isn’t really a video at all. Take a break. Listen to the lyrics. Rest in Him.

 

This is post in the ongoing Wednesday Selah series. After diving back into the work week on Monday and racing through all the tasks that Tuesday brings, let’s take a pause on Wednesday and lift up the name of the only One who matters – Jesus. Find out more about the word, selah, and its use in the Psalms here.

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