One of the best known and loved passages of Scripture is Psalm 23. I have used it in many different circumstances. These have been used in prayers. I’ve quoted them when life has been tough and when it has been excellent.
The words and concepts of this chapter continue to ring in my heart and head, and that will continue. That is why I share it with you from a rarely used translation called the VOICE. As you read it my prayer is that all of us find ourselves resting in the care of our Shepherd and allowing His best to overflow in our lives.
Psalm 23 VOICE
1 The Eternal is my shepherd, He cares for me always.
2 He provides me rest in rich, green fields beside streams of refreshing water. He soothes my fears;
3 He makes me whole again, steering me off worn, hard paths to roads where truth and righteousness echo His name.
4 Even in the unending shadows of death’s darkness, I am not overcome by fear. Because You are with me in those dark moments, near with Your protection and guidance, I am comforted.
5 You spread out a table before me, provisions in the midst of attack from my enemies; You care for all my needs, anointing my head with soothing, fragrant oil, filling my cup again and again with Your grace.
6 Certainly Your faithful protection and loving provision will pursue me where I go, always, everywhere. I will always be with the Eternal, in Your house forever.
Have a great day!