17 Surprising Little Assurances Hidden in Psalm 23

sheep_detailYou know it.  You’ve probably memorized it in Sunday school class.

Psalm 23 – The familiar “the Lord is my shepherd” psalm.

You may have recited it in church or perhaps while solemnly standing in a cemetery.  The words evoke comfort and peace like no other for me.

Did you know that there are 17 mini-assurances within the covenant psalm?  I didn’t either until I picked up my small travel Bible the other day and stumbled upon words that were written in blue ink next to each verse.

The words are not my words.  If only I were that eloquent.

This was something I read many, many years ago and was moved enough to write it down.  I wish I knew the author’s name but, for some inexplicable reason, I did not include the attribution.

Read God’s assurances anew.  Read them slowly and let them sink in.  Claim them for your own.  The words are yet another beautiful example of God’s love for you.  They validate His promise to take care of you!

  1. The Lord is my shepherdthat’s relationship.
  2. I shall not wantthat’s supply.
  3. He makes me lie down in green pasturesthat’s rest.
  4. He leads me beside still watersthat’s refreshment.
  5. He restores my soul that’s healing.
  6. He guides me in paths of righteousnessthat’s guidance.
  7. For His name’s sakethat’s purpose.
  8. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of deaththat’s testing.
  9. I will fear no evilthat’s protection.
  10. For You are with methat’s faithfulness.
  11. Your rod and your staff, they comfort methat’s discipline.
  12. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemiesthat’s hope.
  13. You anoint my head with oilthat’s consecration.
  14. My cup overflowsthat’s abundance.
  15. Surely goodness and kindness will follow me all the days of my lifethat’s blessings.
  16. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord that’s security.
  17. Foreverthat’s eternity.

Can I get an “amen?”  Oh how He loves you and me!

Be a blessing,

Bev

Author: Bev Santini

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