Psalm 23 is a short psalm, but for me it is a powerful one. It is a psalm of David. This psalm lies open on most people’s coffee table without ever being fully comprehended. Like most people I love this psalm because in my darkest nights, Yahweh spoke to me in this psalm. He became the restorer to my soul. When no amount of talking could heal me, when no amount of tears could cleanse me, he restored my soul and allowed me to dwell with him in his house. Praise Yah!
To learn more about this series, read “To Yahweh Be the Glory.”
Yahweh, Restore My Soul
Yahweh, you are my shepherd. Therefore, I lack nothing.
You make me to lie down in grassy pastures.
You lead me by quiet water.
You restore my inner person.
You guide me in right paths for the sake of your own name.
Even if I pass through death-dark ravines, I fear no disaster; for you are with me; your rod and staff reassure me.
You prepare a table for me, even as my enemies watch.
You anoint my head with oil from an overflowing cup.
Goodness and grace pursue me every day of my life; and I will live in your house, Yahweh, for years and years to come.