He is my shepherd

Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want…”



He quietens the sea

when life roars loud,

And settles the pang

of hunger’s growl.


When it all unravels

my soul he reknits,

Should fear choke tight

he loosens the grip.


He is my shield

against arrows that fly,

And he pours abundant

when life drips dry.


Moment by moment

I have all I need

For he is my shepherd

and I am his sheep.


photo and poem by Patty Perkins


Read Psalm 23 in its entirety for a blessing; it’s comfort food waiting.

*The One Year Bible 1/28, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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