This conviction i have in my heart and take up this
The Lord is my shepherd and i am the sheep of His
pasture, i will not be afraid of the wolf and the wild
beasts of the forest for He would gladly lay down
His life for me.
The journey of life is usually strenous and travelled
along rough paths, now and again He makes me lie
down beside the still waters. There all is at peace.
I hunger and He leads me out to pasture among the
evergreen grass of the glades.
Do i ever fear getting lost? Yes. But i know He will
leave all and come looking for me because i matter
to Him regardless of how many we are in His fold.
This knowledge gives me no small comfort.
When i'm wounded and bruised, tenderly in His
arms he'll hold me and mend me. When my spirit
leaves me and i'm downcasted and downtrodden,
then He restores my soul.
At times i cannot see the way but i quietly trust Him
because i know He will lead me along the righteous
paths for His name is Righteous and True.
This doesnt mean rosy for times are that we enter
into the valley of death.
At those times i cant see him, i cant feel his
presence and all around is the stench of evil; but i
know He's there. It gets so bad sometimes that i
feel like i'm drowning but i dont despair; He's
warned me beforehand and He said He will not
leave me or forsake me- His rod and staff they
comfort me. Then i cheer up and take up a psalm
of praise because He has overcome the world for
I come out of the valley and i happen upon a feast-
specially prepared for me. Interestingly, it's in full
view of my enemies! What can they do? No one
can curse whom God has blessed nor raise a finger
against who He has anointed. Oh yes! He did it in
public: anointing my head with the oil of joy and
gladness till my cup ran over...
Now i have a full assurance and declare it with
boldness: Goodness and Mercies shall follow me all
the days of my life and in His house i will dwell
[psalm 23 (amplified by me)]
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