(Note the shift of focus in this verse. In the first three verses, David is declaring truths about the Shepherd. Now David begins to pray.)
Rewrite this verse in your own words.
Even though I walk through this valley of anger, depression, confusion, grief…
What is the reason not to fear?
How does the presence of God cast out fear?
A rod and staff were the shepherd’s tools and weapons. How would a shepherd use them differently?
In your current circumstances, is God using his rod or staff for or with you?
How does each of these bring comfort?
How do we rest in this verse?