~Psalm Negative 23~
Psalm -23 I am wandering shepherdless. I have more needs than I can count. I am restless, unsettled, in need of refreshment with no one to guide me. My soul feels so burdened. Where should I go? What is my purpose?
As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I’m terrified, desperately lonely, and completely unprotected, exposed. In the presence of my enemies, I am mocked. Everyone has turned their back on me. My cup is empty. I’m wretched.
Any and all goodness or love is gone as though it has fled from me forever. I will never enter the house of the Lord; instead I’ll spend eternity homeless, in this hell.
Heavy stuff! But contrast to the real Psalm 23 and the relationship we are offered in Christ. Praise the Lord!!
Psalm 23 (ESV) 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 righteousnessfor 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.
I found this here..Psalm 23- at the moment