“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures...” (Psalm 23:1,2a)
Sometimes God puts us on our backs in order to give us a
chance to look up: "He makes me lie down." Many times we are forced,
not by God, but by circumstances of one sort or another to lie down. That can
always be a blessed experience. Even the bed of an invalid may be a blessing if
he takes advantage of it!
-- Charles L. Allen
in “The Twenty-Third Psalm”