Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
~Psalm 23:1 (NKJV)
In the Lord, we have all of our needs fully supplied. In Matthew 6:25-34, we read that the Lord will always supply all of our needs-that is a promise! And therefore, we have no need to worry. What blessed assurance that is!
Not only will the Lord supply all of our earthly, physical needs, such as food, shelter and clothing, but He is there for our emotional needs as well! No matter what your current situation may be, He is there for you! When you go to Him in your time of need, He will be right there, ready to offer to you a wealth of comfort, strength, boldness, encouragement, peace, and rest. He's always there for you! Just run to Him, your Abba Father, and be prepared to be wrapped up snuggly in His perfect love.
One thing we all must learn is that we will never find our needs fully met, or ourselves fully fulfilled, apart from Christ, His love, and His commands and precepts. He is truly the only place to turn if we want our needs to be fully met. There was an old song that had a line which said, "I've been looking for love in all the wrong places." How true this is if we're looking for love, completion, and fulfullment apart from Christ! As Psalm 23:1 says so beautifully, the Lord is your shepherd; and as one version puts it, you shall not be in want!
If you're having a bad day, remember to go to the Lord for all the comfort and love you need! And what about a listening ear? Are you in need of one of those as well? Let me tell you, that Christ is the best listener that you will ever have the privilege to speak to. Pour your heart out to the Lord in prayer! He loves to hear from His children, and the comfort you will receive from this will be priceless!