“The Lord is my shepherd. I have everything I need.”
– Psalm 23:1
I just had to share the scripture verse my kids were learning last week. If my grandma were to look down on us from heaven, boy would she be happy. Every time I hear the 23rd Psalm, I think of her. When we were little, she had us read it, memorize it, draw it, write it, and act it out. I’m pretty sure I had it memorized by the time I was 5 or 6.
But it is a great chapter of scripture. This particular verse reminds us that #1) The Lord is our shepherd. Like a real shepherd, He leads us and guides us and cares for us, finding when we’re lost and bringing us back home. #2) We have everything we need. Notice that I did not say everything we want, but everything we need.
When my little girls (bless their hearts) are worried about whether we’ll have food on the table or a home to live in, I can say with confidence that God will provide for our needs. When we continue to seek God, communicate with Him, and listen to Him through His word, He will provide for our needs. Because He’s our shepherd, and He cares for us.
May He provide for all of your needs this week.