The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
With all the rejection the world offers, you tend to retreat back to your so-called comfort
zone broken while you sulk and whine. With the demands that the world has set on you, your
only response is a shout with all your might inside the constraints of your skull “What is
wrong with me?” or “What do they have that I don’t?” You sigh at times saying “I just
couldn’t do the right thing.” Do not fret. The Lord is your shepherd you lack nothing…
He makes me lie down in green pastures
At times, we end up so stressed out looking for most secure job. We waste away countless
minutes perfecting a strategy for the economic stability of our business. We pressure
ourselves to break point just to meet daily targets. Anxiety seeps in as the days pass by
aggravating the tension caused by deadlines. For as long as you are working for God and not
for men; relax and rest assured that He will bring you to green pastures
He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul.
Problems weigh you down. You feel disturbed by the world’s view. You worry about how you
are going to eat, dress and live through the day. You doubt people who have offended you.
You get agitated and alarmed by even the slightest threat to your personality. Be still and
know that there is a God who cares. He will lead you to where it is quiet, and cool. Be
refreshed. Be at peace.
He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.
We all face tough decisions daily. For some, a wrong decision could wreck their reputation.
A promise that we could not fulfill could ruin relationships? A duty we could not
carry out could mean death to a loved one. A task we can’t do that could make us lose
our job. Don’t we all wish that there is an easier way to do things? Even if there isn’t He
guides us along the right paths, because in the end, He wants to get the glory. Hang in
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me;
At your loneliest moments. At your darkest nights. When you hit your all time low. When you
are struck down, there is Someone who will make sure that you are not destroyed. When you
are hard-pressed on all sides, do not fear. God is with you. Again I say. God is there for
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me
You hate limits. You don’t like boundaries. You say that you need to be free and yet you
are in chains. No freedom is absolute so they say. But His words says that “Whom the Son
has set free, is free indeed.” When a flock of sheep are inside the fence, they are in
prison. They are not free. The rod, might represent discipline and the staff could mean
guidance. If you broaden how you think they could also mean that you are not fenced. Be
comforted when God disciplines you because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he
chastens everyone he accepts as his son.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
Have you recently discovered how it felt to be back-stabbed by a so-called friend? Were you
a victim of unfaithfulness? Did someone organize something for you to take the blame for
something your did not do? Are there struggles in your own mind? Hold on. That is just half
the battle. God will fight for you. He has overcome the world. The battle is His, not
yours. Vengeance belongs to God. Appropriate the victory that God has given you.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Are there ailments that bother you? A sickness that just wont go away? Maladies that annoy
you? Does life stink? God offers a solutions. He anoints you with oil. Oil that heals any
disease. Oil that makes life better. Oil that overwhelms the stench of an imperfect life.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life.
Have you been chasing the wind? Have you been looking for good things. Are you looking for
love? Have you lost your identity trying to be someone other than what God intended you to
be? Have you been running around in circles? Stop! Be still. Goodness and love have been
following you all your life. Let them catch up.
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever
You belong in His presence. Where He goes, there you should be also. Delight yourself in
the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. It is better to be in the presence of the Lord than anywhere else. Stay in his presence. There is no place you would rather be.