Psalms  ◦   Chapter 23

1The Lord is my friend — I have everything I need.

2He provides rest where I can gather strength,
he leads me to peace and safety — like still waters;

3he heals my inmost self.
He leads me through the process of spiritual restoration
for the magnification of his character of love.

4Moreover, when I go through the dark times —
when I feel like I am going to die —
I will not give into fear or choose selfishness,
for you are right there with me;
your rod of truth and staff of love,
they comfort me.

5You provide a feast to nurture me
in plain view of my enemies.
You cleanse my mind with the oil of your Spirit;
my cup of joy overflows.

6Only goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in God’s heavenly home
for evermore.