“The LORD is my shepherd. I lack nothing. He lets me rest in grassy meadows; he leads me to restful waters; he keeps me alive. He guides me in proper paths for the sake of his good name.”
Psalms 23:1-3 CEB
Isn’t it good to know that all of our needs are taken care of? We may not have the extra that we crave but we have all of the essentials. We have food, water, and shelter. Most importantly we are still alive. So for those blessings, we should be thankful.
Life at times can be complicated and confusing. We are all so busy to reach our life goals and trying to make our ends meet we forget that we have someone looking out for us. With God as our shepherd and Christ as our under-shepherd, we shouldn’t have to worry about anything. We may not have mansions or huge bank accounts. We still are rich with the blessings of family, friends, and good health. We may not have a sports car our luxury car but we are still able to move and get around.
What about those who lack the basics? God blesses us so that we can help those who don’t have the basics. A large portion of our homeless is our veterans who slipped through the cracks, people who just fell short on one mortgage payment, or runaways who didn’t feel welcomed at home. Whatever the case may be, we are called to offer support without judgment.
So we are actually a part of God’s plan to provide for His children. We are vessels to be used to fill any lack or loss. We are His hands, feet, eyes, and ears. We are His voice for those who have a need.
We must remember to remain humble and thankful for having our needs and some of our want met. So we must not be selfish and try to be there for each other. There may come a time when we may be in a season of lack and will have to rely on others. May we all try our best to provide as our Sheppard has provided for us.
Thank you, Father, for meeting our needs and for allowing us to help meet the needs of others.