The Lord is My Horseman

[A paraphrase of Psalm 23, by Joseph J. Pote]

The Lord is my Horseman;
I have everything I need.
He provides me with safe, lush, green pastures.
He directs my steps to places with plenty of fresh water.
He restores my sense of peace, safety and comfort.
He leads and directs my steps in the paths of His choice
To accomplish His purpose in my life.

Yes, even if I walk through a dark, narrow, gloomy valley full of dreaded spooks,
I will not be afraid, because You are with me.
Your seat in the saddle and Your grip on the reins comfort me and give me confidence.
You feed me fresh grain and nutritious hay in the middle of scary environments.
You groom me, caring for my coat, mane, tail, and hooves.
My water trough stays full to overflowing.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I will live in the pastures of The Lord, forever.

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2 thoughts on “The Lord is My Horseman

  1. Is this your take on the 23rd Psalm, Joe? I love it! I’ve got a friend who is really into horses and I’ll be sharing specifically with him, but also in the Twittersphere! Oh, and you really should start adding photos to your posts so I (and others) can pin to Pinterest. That’s where the actions at! ha! Thanks for inspiring us again, my friend!
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    • Yes, this is my work…sort of a rewrite based on wondering if King David had been a horseman rather than a shepherd, how might Psalm 23 have read?

      I hadn’t considered the need for pic’s for Pinterest reference. Thank you for pointing that out, Beth! I used to always use pic’s, but have become lax in that area, lately. I’ll add one to this post.

      Thank you, Beth! ­čÖé
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