- Kerri S. Wilson
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
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.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
~ Psalm 23
This 23rd psalm tells the story of my life. Below is my explanation of how it applies personally to me.
The Lord is my guide and intimate companion; I lack nothing.
He is a pleasant, quiet, abundant and refreshing habitation.
He revives my life as He leads me to Himself.
He compels me to follow after His rightousness and truth and honor Him with my living.
Though there are difficult, dark, and frightening days He is my comfort, guide, and deliverer. He attends to me and removes any sense of dread.
In dire circumstances He provides for me. He makes me prosperous in dry places.
His graciousness and lovingkindness towards me teaches me to trust Him. Living life with Him makes me content. It is where I want to stay for the rest of my life.