This Psalm has never had more meaning and impact in my life than today:
The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul.
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for thou art with me –
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.
Thou annointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
And, I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
– Psalm 23 (KJV)
I am thankful my Father, the Great Shepherd, is ever loving, forgiving and sustains my every need. This is the evening prayer my kids are learning. I am hoping they may find this prayer helpful as they grow up and face their own valleys of the shadow of death. Every line speaks of how God confronts and meets me in every bumps of my life then shows me His loving grace. Knowing that I have the Father’s attention 24/7 is quite comforting. I don’t need to make lemonades out of lemons thrown at me because God prepares a banquet and there is always room for one more.
Which line in this psalm speaks to you at the moment and why?