Psalm 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters."
The Good Shepherd knows what is best for the sheep. The Good Shepherd doesn't just let them wander around in dry barren areas looking for food, but leads them beside still waters and makes them to lay down in green pastures. This is the way of the Lord Jesus Christ with our souls. His sheep lie down in the green pastures of God's Word and feed on it by faith. Also He leads His sheep beside the still waters of God's Holy Spirit which flow into their soul. This is the spiritual water of which those who drink of it will never thirst again, but it will be a well of water in them springing up into eternal life.
The wicked are like the troubled sea which cannot rest. How much different are the righteous who are led by the Good Shepherd beside the still waters. Our God is a God of peace and He blesses His people with peace.
Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom
By waters still, over troubled sea,
Still 'tis His hand that leadeth me.
He leadeth me, He leadeth me
By His own hand He leadeth me,
His faithful follower I would be
For by His hand He leadeth me.