I will never be in need
Today we continue sharing the song, Psalm 23, Lord, You Are My Shepherd (click track title to play song). It is from our latest CD, Before Your Throne.
Yesterday we learned about the Lord being like a Shepherd to us. To care for them correctly and safely, sheep require a shepherd to take them to the fertile areas to graze, protect them from predators and other hazards, and keep them together so they don’t stray from the group. This is the job of the shepherd. God does this for us, if we submit to His will.
Today let us look at the second phrase in Psalm 23.
I will never be in need. This means that I will have everything I need if I allow God to be my shepherd. I may not have everything that I want, but I know that I will be cared for, loved, and my needs provided.
This is a powerful line in the psalm. It is a blunt and frank statement, and an affirmation. “I shall not want” means I will be okay, regardlees of my circumstances. That is how we interpret it. The line sort of wakes one up and says you can have what you need, when you choose to let God run your life.
We may not get everything that we want, but with God we definitely have everything we need.
Lord, we look to You to be our Provider. We can trust You to give us everything we need in this life. Thank You for taking care of us. Amen.