Psalms 23

A psalm of David

The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need.

Jesus I thank you that you watch over me and make sure I have all that I need. You protect me and come after me when I begin to stray from the flock. Help me to remember that the wolves circle around the flock waiting for one single sheep to begin to think she doesn’t need the protection of you or the flock. As soon as she wonders from the protection she is attached. Help me to remember to stay in the safety of your care and the care of those you’ve given to watch over me.

He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.

Oh Jesus how I long for rest! Jesus I pray that you will lead me to the peace and rest my soul needs. I pray that you will help me see when I need to stop and allow you to renew my strength. Jesus show me your kind of rest, a rest that renews and strengthens of both body and soul.

He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.

Jesus I want to bring honor to your name. I want to walk along with you as you guide me along the path that you have set for me before the foundations of the earth.

Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.

Jesus there are days that seem so dark, days that the enemy seems to be circling so close to my path. Help me to remember that I do not need to be afraid, for you are with me. Not only are you with me, but you are walking close beside me for I am your Beloved.

Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

Jesus there is great comfort in knowing that you are here guiding me. You discipline me so that I learn –eventually- the dangers that lie outside of your will for my life. And I am shown the dangers that lie outside the protection of the flock. Jesus there is comfort knowing that you protect me from my enemies. You are standing guard over me.

You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.

Jesus you are ever present in my life. You give what is needed when it is needed. You allow the blessings to flow in my life as a testimony to your goodness. Even those things that my enemies try to use to destroy me you bring about good our of them.

You welcome me as a guest, anointing my head with oil.

Jesus I know that you cherish me. You lift up my head when it is bowed so low due to this life. Jesus help me during the time when my soul becomes so sad and it’s only you that can lift it. You are the lifter of my head when things seem dark.

My cup overflows with blessings.

Jesus you alone can fill my cup. You bless me with blessings that I do not deserve. Help me to seek only you when my cup is empty so that I will minister out of the overflow of your blessings on my life.

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the LORD forever.

Oh Jesus I am so thankful that you pursue me. You long for intimacy with me, you lavish me with you love and I am so blessed by the goodness that you daily shower upon me. Thank you Jesus for being a constant source of strength in my life.


  1. Oh Sharon, that is just what I needed right now!! I am printing this out, Thank you my friend:)
    Have a Blessed week:)

  2. Thank you so much Sharon, for sharing that... I so need that today. God bless you sis!


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