I Shall Not Want – Beloved Women – February 6, 2023
READ: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalms 23:1 ESV)
TODAY'S ENCOURAGEMENT: When David says, "I shall not want" he is completely reliant on the fact that God is his Shepherd.
We too can take this posture with God. I shall not want because God, as a good shepherd, will ensure I have everything I need. “I shall not want”, not because of what I've done or can do but because God loves me. I shall not want because I know God personally as Shepherd.
Now the scripture does not say I shall not need. In Matthew 6 Jesus makes it clear God is going to provide all our physical needs and we shouldn't even worry about that. Today's scripture says “I shall not want,” which speaks to our desires. This is saying not only can God take care of my needs, we assume He's going to do that, He can also fulfill my wants as well. He can satisfy the desires of my heart.
PRAY: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for providing all my needs. May I place my hope and trust in You all the days of my life. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray. Amen.
REFLECT: What desire can you trust the Lord with today?
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