The Lord is my shepherd;
I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in fields of green grass
and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water.
He gives me new strength.
He guides me in the right paths,
as He has promised.
Even if I go through the deepest darkness,
I will not be afraid, Lord,
for You are with me.
Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me.
– Psalm 23:1-4 (GNT)
Is the Lord truly my Shepherd?
Do I trust in His love and care for me?
Do I actually let Him lead me?
Do I follow Him with humility and obedience?
Do I believe that, through Him, I have everything I need?
How wonderful it is to read the words of this beautiful Psalm,
and to be able to claim them as our own,
as coming from deep inside our heart.
Even though we may sometimes falter
under the weight of the situations we face in life,
our faith helps us look up to the Lord
and we call out to Him, time and time again,
and humbly stretch out our hand
for Him to hold and give us the strength we need to overcome.
How wonderful it is if I am able to truthfully proclaim
that with the Lord by my side,
I am strong…and I am not afraid!
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
O Lord, You are my Shepherd. You give me strength.
With You by my side, I am not afraid!