Psalm 23 is perhaps the most famous of all the psalms. The image of a shepherd is an interesting one: we know that shepherds tend and look after their flocks and care for them despite the weather. This is also a favorite hymn for funerals. Imagine you are planning your funeral; do you truly believe these words? That with God to shepherd you, you have no need to worry?
- At the end of today, I will make a list of all the things that are troubling me. I will sit quietly and try to offer the list to God for safekeeping while I sleep. How does it feel to place my burdens in God’s hands?
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