The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
When I was a little girl this was the very first scripture my mother taught us siblings, each night before we went to bed she would kneel by our bed and read this verse to us. It wasn’t long before we kids knew it word for word.
I remember my mother telling us that anytime we feel frighten recite the 23rd Psalm for it will bring comfort to you. And to this day anytime I feel frighten I recite the 23rd Psalm. Lord, thank you for giving me and my sisters a mother who taught us about You at an early age in life.
Lord your words bring such comfort to those who are troubled.