Thou Art With Me (Psalm 23)

Psalm 23 (NRSV):

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2     He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
3     he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
    for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
    I 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 mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    my whole life long.

Queries:

What images of God speak to your experience of God’s care?

What is uplifting about this Psalm? How does it speak to you about who God is?

How are you finding rest and peace and restoration in this season?

In what ways, if any, do you feel called to imitate the God described in this Psalm?