The 23rd Melt Down – A Rewrite of the 23rd Psalm

I am my own shepherd
I always want
I get myself into a frenzy thinking everyone else has it better than I do
My emotions spill like turbulent waters onto innocent bystanders
I deplete my own soul
And guide myself in too many paths for my name’s sake
I walk in the valley of the shadow and look like death warmed over
I fear tomorrow because I depend only on myself
God doesn’t comfort me because He is no where to be found in my life
I go spiritually hungry in front of my enemies
I don’t look at a glass as being half full or even half empty, because my glass is bone dry
Surely stress and impatience will follow me all the days of my life
and I will dwell in the house of my own making

But hopefully not forever.



The Lord is my shepherd,

I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;

He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me.
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.

Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.





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