Psalm 23 says “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…”
A lady I know loves this psalm in The Living Bible, a paraphrased version, and published by Tyndale Publishers, copyrighted 1971:
“Because the LORD is my Shepherd, I have everything I need! He lets me rest in the meadow grass and leads me beside the quiet streams. He restores my failing health. He helps me do what honors him the most.
“Even when walking through the dark valley of death I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me, guarding, guiding all the way. You provide delicious food for me in the presence of my enemies. You have welcomed me as your guest; blessings overflow!
“Your goodness and unfailing kindness shall be with me all of my life, and afterwards I will live with you forever in your home.”
She asked her husband to memorize the psalm while he was in the nursing home. He did. When it was time for him to go home to heaven, he was so peaceful and content. She was delighted to be with him as he passed. They’d been married for seventy years at that point. Married young and he was in his nineties. So precious.
She enjoys telling marriage tips she’s learned over the years. “Wives are not helpmates, but helpmeets, made by God to be a help for our husbands.”
Besides the 23rd Psalm, that is one of her favorite Scriptural references found in the second chapter of Genesis. It always gets me thinking. 🙂