Not sure about you, but the holiday season is a mixture of joy and grief.  Thought this version of Psalm 23 would offer a different perspective…a bit of comfort and reassurance.

Blessings to each of you!

Psalm 23

The  Lord is my constant companion.
There is no need that  He cannot fulfill.
Whether His course for  me points to the
mountaintops of  glorious joy
or  to the valleys of human suffering,
He  is by my side.
He  is ever present with me.
He  is close beside me when I tread the dark streets of danger,
and  even when I flirt with death itself,
He  will not leave me.
When the pain is  severe, He is near to comfort.
When the burden is  heavy, He is there to lean upon.
When depression  darkens my soul,
He  touches me with eternal joy.
When I feel empty and  alone,
He  fills the aching vacuum with His power.
My  security is in His promise to be near me always
and  in the knowledge that He will never let me go.
– Leslie F.  Brandt, in Psalms  Now,