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PSALM 23 The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters (waters of rest). He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (or the valley of deep darkness), I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff (authority & correction), they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy (steadfast love) shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
EZEKIEL 34:11-16 For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture, they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy I will feed them in justice.
PSALM 18:6 I cried out to you in my distress, the delivering God, and from your temple-throne you heard my troubled cry. My sobs came right into your heart and you turned your face to rescue me. [TPT]
PSALM 18:9-10 He stretched heaven’s curtain open and came to my defense. [TPT]
PSALM 18:16 He then reached down from heaven, all the way down into my darkness to rescue me! He took me out of my calamity and chaos and drew me to Himself, taking me from the depths of my despair!
DEUTERONOMY 32:9-10 For the Lord’s portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance. He found him in a desert land,
And in the howling wasteland of a wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the apple (the very center, most tender part) of His eye. [NASB]
PSALM 17:8 Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings. [NKJV]