Sunday, 19 February 2017

Psalm 23

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2     He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3     he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
   for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
   through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
   for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
   they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
   in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
   my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
   all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
   for ever.
Thank You Lord Jesus my shepherd that when I face darkness and death you draw even closer and direct me with your staff and protect me with your rod. Amen.
[Note the way that in the darkest times the pronouns change from HE-ME to YOU-ME as if the Shepherd draws closer in those dark valleys].
http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/living-in-the-valley-for-now

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