“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Psalms 23:1-6 (ESV)
Sometimes we simply need to be reminded that God is “with” us. Through the trials. Through the sadness.
“Leading” us. Restoring us.
This is perhaps the best known of all the Psalms yet for me it never grows old. Never feels overly familiar.
Rather, it is refreshingly reassuring.
prayer : thank you God for your “goodness and mercy”
action : trust God