The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
Dear friends, the problem with such Scriptures as this one is our illusion of familiarity. Most Christians mistake their mental acquaintance with this wonderful psalm for actual knowledge or revelation of it. Those are two totally different things, beloveds! If we truly grasp the depth, relevance and scope of such Scriptures, our lives would never be the same again. We would enjoy uncommon victory even in perilous times like these.
For instance, we would learn the level of TRUST in Yahweh the psalmist possessed. We would realise that the psalmist here makes an audacious declaration. It’s not a religious statement. It’s an expression of deep seated trust in the Good Shepherd. It’s a decree of total confidence in God’s unlimited provision and protection.
Observe that to this champion believer, his relationship with Yahweh is a guarantee of complete supply. It doesn’t matter what the future holds, the Good Shepherd is in control. Come what may, “I shall not want”.
Through the season of good pastures, I shall not lack provision. By still waters, I shall not lack peace. Through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall not lack protection. In the presence of my enemies, I shall not lack prosperity. All the days of my life I shall not lack His presence. Do you believe this?