Psalm 23 New International Version (NIV)
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
I WILL HELP YOU ~
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!
Psalm 23 holds a promise. A promise to dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Keeping my mind stayed on positive thoughts is what I do now. After my heart attack last year, I was in the hospital room alone and felt scared when the doctor said, "you had a heart attack". She said, "a specialist will be in soon to see you". Waiting for the other doctor seemed like a vey long time, but it actually wasn't long at all. I was alone and immediately wanted my family to come. The specialist came and told me the next step. He was going to try a stent to clear the vines, but if that didn't work, then open heart surgery. WOW, I was shaking inside and my mind was overloaded with feeling scared. I called upon the name of the Lord and asked to call my family. They brought me a phone and immediately my family came.
When I realized that the in between my news of heart and my family, I called on GOD. He brought peace to trust the process of what was next. After all, I was getting help and my life was in his hands. I am human and I felt much better after my family got there. My daughter was a huge strength as she sat in the room with me right before they took me in for hope of the stent. She said, "Mom, they are only going to your heart, when I had my brain bleed they went into my brain". That statement alone brought courage, because I knew she had been through much worse than I. God gave my daughter a miracle of healing and I know he would give me one too.
Today, we live in the shelter in place notice because of the virus of 2020. Now read Psalm 23 over again and know that God is with us. He won't leave us or forsake us, but we must call upon him with a grateful heart, asking forgiveness of sins and press into a new day with hope. My thought and prayers continue for you, your family and friends.