The Lord is my Shepherd. I lack nothing. – Psalm 23:1 (NIV).
The Lord is my Shepherd. I lack nothing.
What does this mean?
We know that a shepherd cares for sheep. The Bible refers to us as sheep. We are the sheep for which the Lord is caring.
What does a shepherd do exactly? He feeds the sheep. He leads the sheep. He carries the sheep when they are wounded. He leaves the other sheep to look the one who is lost. He protects the sheep against wolves and other predators.
When we look to Jesus, as our Good Shepherd, we lack nothing.
Jesus tells us not to worry about what we will eat or drink or wear because the Father knows that we need these things (Matthew 6:25).
Isaiah 48:17 says that the Lord teaches us to profit and leads us in the way we should go.
Psalm 147:3 tells us the He binds the wounds of the brokenhearted. Jeremiah 30:17 maintains that He heals us of our wounds.
Psalm 91 shows His protection against our enemies.
Luke 15:4 explains how He leaves the ninety-nine sheep to find the one who is lost.
Jesus indeed is our Good Shepherd. He cares for us. He takes care of us.
Unlike sheep, though, we cannot do nothing and let Him do all the work. We must cooperate. We must work with Him.
We do our part, such as working to make money and giving Him our first fruits for Him to multiply.
We give Him our little, and watch Him create miracles out of very little.
We have to do our part, then God will do His.
When we meditate on Him our Shepherd, though, we see that He is our Healer, He is our Provider, He is our Protector, but, above all, He is our Savior. He is our Everything. Everything we will ever need. He wants to be those things in our lives…if we will just let Him.
Bring all your lack to Jesus, and watch Him perform miracles on your behalf. All you have to do is believe.