"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life."
Psalm 23 speaks volume of David's relationship with Abba.
He KNOWS what Abba is like, His mind, His nature, His power, but most importantly His heart for him.
David didn't use the word "surely" lightly; he KNOWS that it's a guarantee that he will experience God's goodness and mercy. Let that sink in. I believe that's also the reason why he didn't die after committing his sin when he should since he was under the law.
How much more that's true for us who're in Jesus, Abba's darling Son who gave His life to redeem us from sin, death, and curse? We can stand with confidence and say, "Surely!"
Meditate upon Psalm 23 today and experience His heart for you.
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul: He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.