The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
- Psalm 23:1-2
Jesus is described as The Good Shepherd.
The shepherd of a flock provides, protects, and guides the flock to where they need to be. He stays near and watches over them, never wandering away.
If anything, it’s always one of the sheep who may wander away from the shepherd and get lost. Even then, the shepherd is willing to go after them and bring them back to where they belong.
In the verse, we can see David say, “I shall not want.” He understands the role of His shepherd and that He will provide for him everything he needs.
As children of God, it is not our job to worry about what we will eat, drink, wear or live. Our shepherd has already gone ahead and made the way. He already knows the twists and turns that lie ahead and how to get through them.
He already knows what’s best for us and where we need to be, even if we may not always understand.
Is there a worry you need to let go of? Are there plans you made that need to be surrendered? Are there circumstances that have left you confused? Lay them at His feet today. Your shepherd is not worried about what lies ahead. Grab His hand in childlike trust, and He will lead you beside still waters.
Trust Jesus as your shepherd today.
“Lord, thank you for being my shepherd. You watch over me and guide me. Even when I don’t understand, help me to trust you in everything, for I know your ways are good and your love is great!”