A Psalm of David. 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.
A psalm of trust, encouragement, responsibility, & rest. So much more we must face “life” with the confidence of one that knows that the Shepherd is watching His sheep. Our Shepherd, Tending to our needs and wandering desires. We must focus on the knowledge that God is God and we are not. The Shepherd will lead, the Shepherd will anticipate the needs of the sheep and will not be caught unaware of His duties. There is a message or three in there somewhere.