Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 2

Loving my hubby’s series on Psalm 23. This second part, in particular, resonates with me right now.


psalm-23I love the Psalms.  They are such rich, authentic prayers by real, broken people.  Last week, I shared some reflections on the first part of Psalm 23.  Today, I want to look at the middle section of Psalm 23.

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. –Psalm 23:4 (KJV)

1.) In times of trouble, God wants us to go from talking about him to praying to him.

At this crucial moment of terror in the valley of the shadow, David turns to God and instead of speaking about God, he prays directly to him. God- its your rod and its your staff that comfort me.

Its so easy to talk about our problems to other people and to forget to actually turn to God in prayer…

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