Psalm 23 is a very well known psalm. It shows so many comforting excepts of the Shepherd’s love for us.
He cares about our “Wants” and fulfills our “Needs”. Look at this psalm and meditate on each verse of promise. It will give you hope in your Shepherd.
Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want (have lack).
2 He maketh me to lie down (comforted and stress-free) in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters (places of safety).
3 He restoreth my soul (heals my mind, will, and emotions): he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake (I can’t help, but to walk in His right-standing with the Father. It is so the Shepherd’s name can be praised).
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (Notice; I am not running through the valley. I’m just walking.), I will fear no evil (fear does not control me): for thou art with me (He NEVER EVER leaves me); thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies (I am taken care of by the Shepherd! Even when those around me, would like to see my end): thou anoints my head with oil (I am filled with the precious Holy Spirit); my cup runneth over (I cannot contain my excitement).
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life (Goodness and Mercy FOLLOW me everywhere I go! Even when I don’t see them, they are there and for ALL of my life they are right here with me): and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
My friends, this is so exciting to see how much the Shepherd/Jesus Christ cares for us.
His mercy is everlasting! Oh praise the Lord!
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