My 23rd PsalmThe Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want (but I wanted a lot!) He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. (I hated being still) He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness, For His name sake. (I need a lot of restoring!) Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (Why in heaven’s name do I have to go that way?) I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; (If you were really with me, we wouldn’t be walking through this valley!) Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (They are used to get my attention when I’m too close to the edge) Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; (This clearly happens when I find my field of clovers) Thou hast anointed my head with oil (Some day I’m going to do something great!) My cup overflows. (Someday my cup will overflow) Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life (I envision 3 old ladies running around behind me.) And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (clearly this must mean heaven.)
We miss so much when we believe all good is in our future and that we have to be patient for it to come. Our good is in God and He has been here since the beginning.