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Psalm 23 is beloved the world over for it’s calming and healing wisdom. Let’s dive deep into this amazing part of God’s word!
While meditating on Psalm 23 today, I gained some brand new insights. I’ve read and listened to this Psalm all my life, so popular that it is the passage of Scripture known by most everyone, even non-believers.
After experiencing some difficulties in my life, I saw this Psalm from a different perspective. May you identify with it and be encouraged. Below is my personal interpretation of this beloved Psalm. Scriptures are in italics, my words are in regular font.
♥ A Personal Narrative on Psalm 23 ♥
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
God is taking care of and watching over me. I have everything I need now, and everything I need in the future will be provided.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul.
God gives me blessing upon blessing – physical provisions and spiritual salvation. He has laid the groundwork in my life to endure whatever I am led through.
He leads me in the paths of righteousness, for His name’s sake.
God led me to Him through His Word and those who taught it to me. I am so thankful He gave me instruction on how to live a godly life to glorify Him.
Yea, 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.
Even though I go through darkness and difficulties painful to bear, I am not afraid of Satan. You have defeated him and You are on my side. Day by day, You provide whatever I need to endure the pain.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You are using these struggles to prepare me for something great. Satan sees You changing his evil plan into something good instead.
You anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over.
You honor me when I am brought through the darkness into the light. I realize how many amazing blessings I have and how Your love and faithfulness sustain me.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!
Here’s what I have learned – no matter the situations I find myself in, God is good all the time! I am with Him now and will forever be in His presence of peace.
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