"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." - Psalm 23:1
That's a word that frequents our tongues.
We all want something - something better, faster, nicer, thinner.
In a largely superficial society, we are familiar with the desires and cravings for the latest comforts. We often find contentment and judge success by what we possess, whether it be physical things or social status.
But David, the author of Psalm 23, is not held captive by the chains of discontentment that we often find ourselves bound by. David has found lush pastures, still waters, and most importantly, a Shepherd who cares deeply for him and watches over him.
David realized that what you have in God far overshadows what you don't have in life.
If you find yourself saying, "If I just get this one thing, then I'll be happy" then you are being held captive by the lies of the enemy.
Hold fast to the Truth: that you have a loving and personal Shepherd who hears your prayers, gave you the guidance of His Holy Spirit, grace for your sin, and a light for your path.
In Christ, you have all you need.
Let go of the rest. Give up all other chases, and pursue our Perfect Shepherd, who promises peace, love, satisfaction, and eternal joy in His presence.
Have a blessed week! We'll see you Sunday as we continue our series, "Louder: Turning Up the Volume on Family Relationships."