RE Verse reading–Psalm 23, Psalm 27:1-5, Psalm 116:1-9, Matthew 6:25-33 (day two) “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want” (23:1) The words of the 23rd Psalm are exceptional. No argument. David’s language is simple, real and beautiful. The experience, however, is common–at least for spiritual people. Confidence in God’s presence and protection is something that all who know God gradually learn. “Who am I that I should go to Pharoah?” he asks in Exodus 3. “Surely I will be with you”, God tells him. It is an answer that is higher than the question asked. Paul heard the same in Acts 18. “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking. . .for I am with you” (vs 10) It is what the disciples (then and now) experience when the Lord says, “Lo I am with you always” (Matthew 28) As we read David’s words this week, please remember that this confidence is something God intends for all of us. It is a normal Christian life.