Even though this psalm is about divine protection, it is also a psalm about walking through life with the Lord who is able and willing to maintain us, we shall not want or fear no man. Because ultimately God is our provider, saviour and indeed our shield against all evil.
1 The Lord is my shepherd. He gives me everything I need.
2 He lets me lie down in fields of green grass. He leads me beside quiet waters.
3 He gives me new strength. He guides me in the right paths for the honour of his name.
4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid. You are with me. Your shepherd’s rod and staff comfort me. 5 You prepare a feast for me right in front of my enemies. You pour oil on my head. My cup runs over.
6 I am sure that your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. And I will live in the house of the Lord forever.