These days are filled with dread, with dire and terrible deeds abounding all around us and warnings of even more wickedness to come. Everything good is called bad while everything bad is called good. We are fed a daily choking and disgusting diet of lies and everything holy is being profaned — and yet, there is peace in our hearts for the Lord is sovereign and is ever on His throne …
1 The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough.
2 He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.
3 That’s where he restores and revives my life. He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to his name.
4 Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.
5 You become my delicious feast even when my enemies dare to fight. You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit; you give me all I can drink of you until my heart overflows.
6 So why would I fear the future? For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life. Then afterward, when my life is through, I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you!
[The Passion Translation, Psalm 23]
Yes Lord! Please continue to fill us with You until we are full of Your Spirit! Full of Your love! How marvelous are your ways! How wonderful the expanse of Your love for us! You are the Holy Anointed One and You are our portion! Oh Hallelujah! Yes Lord! We love you!