Even though David’s song is best known for being read at funerals, it is a beautiful encouragement we can keep with us daily. The Psalm defines Jesus as our Good Shepherd who came to give His life as a ransom for His flock. And as His beloved sheep, we know the Lord will protect, provide, and care for every one of our needs. The wolves around us may howl and try to lead us astray. But when we listen and follow the voice of our Shepherd, nothing can penetrate His protection. We can lie down in His green pastures knowing we are safe and secure in His loving arms.