The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing

More than two years ago, I wrote the following post (I’ve translated it below). I still feel like that, although I haven’t had the same experience in a while. Maybe it will happen again.

I need to recharge.


May 11, 2013

Approximately a month ago, I had one of those days in which nothing turns out fine. Homework and projects, among other things, created a burden I couldn’t bear. Feeling insecure about my abilities only made the situation worse. It was not only one bad day; the entire week had gone by in a less than desirable way.

When I got to my room I decided to open the Bible and look for a verse that could cheer me up, that could satiate my hunger. Psalm 23 was printed in the first page I saw, so I read it.

I read the first verse three times and closed my Bible. That’s all I needed. In that moment I felt relief and consolation. I did not have to worry!

God said, “I will provide and care for you.”

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
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.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.

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