The Lord is my
I shall not [a]want.
2 He makes me to lie down in [b]green pastures;
He leads me beside the [c]still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
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 runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will [d]dwell in the house of the Lord
Sometimes I have struggled with His leading
It doesn’t always make sense to my mind
It demands total trust and fidelity
It seems to take away my control
It feels like walking in the dark
Then I ask what else I could hold on to?
Who else would be with me to the end?
Where else could I go that would heal my soul?
How else would I get through every day?
And there is none
He isn’t my shepherd because He demands it
He is because He invited me
He is because He healed my Heart
He is because I have experienced His love
He is my Shepherd because He is my God
He designed me in His Heart ahead of time
He dreamt of me in His to meet a need
He moulded me to look like Him
He breathed into me to give me life
He keeps me in sight as the apple of His eye
He has written my name on the palm of His hand
He has hidden me in His Heart
Under His wings do I find refuge
At His right hand I am protected
So even if it is all falling apart around me
Even when I don’t understand
Even when I am all alone in the dark
Even when I cannot understand the season
He is my Shepherd, My God, My love