A psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? Psalm 22:1 Is God all-wise? Then the darkest providences have meaning. We will set ourselves as God’s interpreters, and because we cannot make straight lines out of our crooked lot, we think that God has turned our life into inextricable confusion. Parker, 1830–190151 Psalms 22 was not only David’s experience but prophetic of Jesus’ suffering on the cross.

O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; and in the night, and there is no rest to Me. But You are holy. Psalm 22:2-3a God is doing a greater work in us, and that can only come as we learn to trust him no matter how dark the days and sleepless the nights. And it is only as we have been through the darkness with him that what we know; and our heads slide down into our hearts, and our hearts no longer demand answers. Verdell Davis

A psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd (caretaker, ruler, friend, guide). Psalm 23:1a

If God is your Co-pilot, swap seats! Anon

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
The promises of the covenant of grace are framed by Him that knows us, and therefore knows how to adapt them to every branch of our necessity. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, was a Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister and Bible commentator.


(My Shepherd) makes me to lie down in green pastures. Psalm 23:2a Whether God helps His people to worldly success or not, He helps them to get all the good out of the world that the world can give. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher