The Lord is my shepherd; I have what I need. He lets me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; he leads me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, 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. Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live.
Which part of this psalm, written by David, speaks to you the most and why?
We have all gone through hard things in our lives: suffering, doubt, broken relationships, even the death of a loved one, but we don’t need to live in fear of pain or death. Because of Jesus’ work on the cross, we can know for certain that our eternity is secure—not because of being a good person—but because we have a Good Shepherd who has laid His life down for us, His sheep.
Lord, thank you for caring for my every need. You give me strength. You silence my fears. You give me rest. Thank you that you are good, and your love never stops pursuing me.
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