Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
Protection and Blessing are two other benefits of following and listening to the Good Shepherd. We can know that when the dark times come, and they will, that He will be beside us. He will comfort us and protect us even in the midst of difficulty. He will bless us with His anointing and His goodness in this life and He promises us the certainty of life with Him in the eternal realm. - Meghan