“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”(Psalm 23:1 KJV)
“The Lord is my shepherd, I have everything I need.” (Psalm 23:1 NLT)
The Shepherd is watching over the flock. Everything is okay. The sheep lack for nothing. All their needs provided. “I shall not want.” ”I have everything I need.” God provides for our needs. Repeatedly in scripture, we are reassured that He will take care of us.
Perhaps, our needs have been blurred in this busy, instant, advertising driven world we live in. “I shall not want” has been replaced with “I want”…”I need”…I have to have.”
Maybe, it is time to find that place beside the still waters to rediscover the faith, the thoughts, the trust, the peace of old. Maybe, it is time to realize that God has not changed, but we have. Maybe, it is time to realize that He didn’t promise to meet our wants, but directed us to not want. Maybe it is time to listen to Him and not the world.