A Short Study of Psalm 23:1
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”
Have you ever slipped on ice?
Before you hit the ground, you know you are in for a painful fall, and there is not one thing you can do to prevent it.
Have you ever felt like you slipped and fell into sin?
It happens so quickly, and you could feel yourself falling?
David said, “When I said, my foot slippeth: thy mercy O Lord, held me up” (Psalm 94:18).
What a blessing of grace!
When the believer’s foot slips, we fall into the hands of mercy!
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).
What a promise!
What a glorious inheritance!
What a blessed comfort!
Walk in it, believer; lie down upon it; trust in it; rest upon it; it will do for all the days of your life and be a soft pillow for your death!
When the news is not good, when your body is tired, when disappointments and doubts fill your mind, when the flesh is weary and weak and you lie upon your bed staring into the sleepless darkness asking yourself, “What shall I do?” Hum to yourself these blessed words, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).
These words will be like a lullaby to your soul, and you will find rest.
By Henry Mahan