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Sunday, February 28, 2010

3/1/10- The Shepherd is our Healer Psalm 23

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 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. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Thoughts: This is the most healing psalm. It does not mention healing directly- but it speaks of God’s leading into quiet, restoring our soul, guiding us through the valley of the shadow of death, leading us through fearful evil, helping us to face our enemies, enriching us, and the hope of each day and eternity. It is impossible to believe this psalm and not be comforted and have more hope. For many today there is no shepherd, no one to guide them, protect them, comfort them. They are like lost sheep. If you know your shepherd, then find comfort in Him today.

Prayer: Lord, shepherd me through this dark valley. Restore my soul.

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