The Lord Is My Shepherd
A Psalm of David.
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 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.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
The Lord is my Shepherd. God is watching over me. He knows when I walk in darkness and when I’m at peace. Even when I am anxious, not sleeping well, and fearful He is with me. How can I be sure of this? Because He has claimed me as His own. I was united with Him in baptism. My sins are forgiven and I will live with Him forever when He returns because I am His own. He bought me with His blood and I have nothing to fear.
I still live in this sin-filled world. I will still fear, doubt, and rage. But I can look to Jesus and His work on the cross and know that this world is not all there is, even though I can’t see what lies ahead.