Psalm 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Sheep are very prone to going astray and they are also not very good at finding their way back to the right path. Also if one sheep goes astray there are also many others who are likely to
follow it! We are all like sheep who have gone astray, each one to our own way. The Good Shepherd knows how prone we are to going astray and He is well able to find us and bring us back. Jesus said He is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
We all get very upset about losing a few dollars. How upset would we be if our soul was lost? We all need our soul to be restored to God. The Good Shepherd restores our soul and the way He does it is by leading us in the paths of righteousness. There is not one person in the whole world that can restore his own soul to God. The Good Shepherd does the leading and the restoring. Jesus said without me you can do nothing. Let's pray that the Lord would lead is into the right path and restore our soul, because He is well able to do it and it was for this reason that He came into our world.
When we are restored and led into the right path the glory is all His. He does it for His own name's sake. Not unto us O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name be the glory! Let's give our
Lord Jesus Christ all the glory which is due to His precious name, and give thanks to Him who leads us back to God, leading us each step of the way until we finally reach the happy shore of heaven.