I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Encourage Yourself: The word of God lets us know in Psalms 23:1-6 that we need not fear, nor worry, because is there for us. He also lets us know that our rod and our staff comforts us. For the dry seasons in our lives, God informs us that He is still present, although it may not seem like it.
God will revive your soul, and when you believe you are in your darkest hour God is just and faithful to be there for you. Our Father will not only be by your side but He will continue to provide for you, both naturally and spiritually.
This beautiful Psalm most admirably sets before us, in its chief figure, that of a shepherd, the gentle, kind, and sure care extended to God’s people, who, as a shepherd, both rules and feeds them.
FEAR NOT MY BROTHER AND SISTER! GOD WILL REST, RULE, AND ABIDE IN YOU.