The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul: He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, 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 comfort me.
Your prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies: You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
This is undoubtedly the most popular or well known of David’s psalms. It is a psalm which many look to for comfort in troubled times and assurance when they are facing life-threatening circumstances. It is also a psalm in which David speaks of God as the ‘Good Shepherd’,
Who is the loving and compassionate Provider and Protector of His flock. As an experienced shepherd David knew and diligently practiced his responsibility. How much more carefully will our Heavenly Father tend to His flock of believers?
How do you view God? Do you see Him as your personal Shepherd?
Are you comforted by His presence, protection and provision?