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
Verse one above states: The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
I read over Psalm 23 and find peace for my soul. I remember after my dad died, this chapter was read at his funeral. I thought it was a chapter for the dead, but realize it is for the living. It could bring closure to some who feel their loved one is now resting in the house of the Lord forever. It also brings life to me and know that God has goodness and love right behind me in all the days of my life. It is how you view scripture that matters. Let the word of God bring life to you too.
Let us remember that God has not given us the spirit of fear. In wondering what is next, we might want to quote this scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version (KJV)7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
John 14:27 New International Version (NIV)27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
My prayers are with you, your family and friends.