I will begin by saying that I read the Psalms very often. I have read through all 150 of them in order, and now I just jump around and reread my favorites all the time. There is no right or wrong way to read the Psalms. Just allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. I find them to be so refreshing. I thoroughly enjoy reading them, studying them, writing about them, and praying over them. Whatever situation you are facing in your life, there is a Psalm to encourage you.
Psalm 23 is one that I tend to go back to very often. It reads like this:
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 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 runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
And here is how I speak it to myself:
Lord, you are everything to me. I don’t need anything else. You allow me to rest. You bring me peace. You lead me to what is right. I will never stop glorifying Your name. Even when I go through difficult times, I will not be afraid because You are right there with me. You protect me. You comfort me. You strengthen me in front of my enemies. You lift my head up when I am feeling down. You fill my cup until it overflows. I know that Your love and Your goodness will be with me throughout my entire life. I will abide in You forever. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
I hope you find Psalm 23 as inspiring as I do.
God bless you all.