The Psalms have always been a bit of an enigma to me. Maybe it’s because I’m not necessarily the artist type, and many of the Psalms are written as poetry or are meant to be sung.
But lately, I’ve had a change of heart. I’ve indulged the Psalms, more than ever before, and I now find myself turning them into a focal point of my daily reading.
In fact, Psalm 23, which is so short in length but powerful in message, has become a favorite of mine. I dare say it’s a favorite of so many who’ve read it. You know the first two lines, right? “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Perhaps the New Living Translation renders this Psalm even better – “The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.”
When you think of a shepherd, your mind turns to one who leads and directs a flock of sheep. We, as followers of Christ, are sheep; wayward as we are. And there is the Lord, our Shepherd, always there guiding us back to where we belong.
If the Lord is our shepherd and we have all that we need, isn’t it time to submit to His plan?