Who or What Shepherds You Through Life?
Posted: Saturday, July 30
Because the Lord is my shepherd, I do not lack anything. He satisfies all my needs.
That is the place where God wants to bring us. He wants each of us to be completely dependent on Him, to need Him alone. And since we are individuals, our dependency will be shaped somewhat differently than another’s—it is based on our own personal needs. The commonality is found in the fact that we “all” need Him in every facet of our lives.
It solidified in my thinking, as I was reading this psalm, that there are really only two options in life. If the Lord is my shepherd, then I shall not want; but if I am in want of things not supplied by His hand, then it is obvious that the Lord is not my shepherd in that circumstance. It is that simple.
Please, don’t misunderstand, we will have needs and struggles throughout life. But in the midst of those circumstances, with God as our shepherd, though we may not understand at the time, we will not “want” for His peace—His help—His direction and protection. If we have those things at our disposal, then our hunger and thirst will be satisfied—not with things of this world, but with things eternal.