The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalms 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”

Here is a promise from heaven — Those who take the Lord as their supreme shepherd will not be in need, they shall not want. Like the children of Israel, God will lead them to water when they are thirsty, God will provide bread when they are hungry, all that they need will come from their Shepherds hand. But this is not all that this verse means — Those who take God as their Shepherd also find a life of peace, a life where God carries the burden of worry.

Listen to Jesus call you as your Shepherd today “Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” — Here your Shepherd speak “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, let your request be made known to God, and the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus” Oh yes, for the Lord to be our Shepherd means more than just our physical needs provided for — He provides for our mental needs as well. Do you crave peace today in your life?

There is also a third way the Lord Shepherds us, and that is to be the person who shelters us when the storms of temptation and trials assail us. In a little book called thoughts from the mount of blessing, it says that “The Father’s presence encircled Christ, and nothing befell Him but that which infinite love permitted for the blessing of the world. Here was His source of comfort, and it is for us. He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ. The blow that is aimed at him falls upon the Saviour, who surrounds him with His presence. Whatever comes to him comes from Christ. He has no need to resist evil, for Christ is his defense. Nothing can touch him except by our Lord’s permission, and “all things” that are permitted “work together for good to them that love God.” Romans 8:28. — MB 71.2

May you also, find this precious gem of truth that David sung about in Psalms 23. May you too say “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want”

Written by Myckal Morehouse

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