This passage has special significance for me because it is one of the first ones I learned to recite from memory. The psalmist likens his relationship with God to that of a shepherd and his sheep. No matter what happened in his life, he knew that God would be there to take care of him.
Rather than hearing me blather on and add my own thoughts, I’ll give you the passage so you can take from it what you will.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will 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 your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
And here it is in song form.