“The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 NKJV
Do I really understand what that means?
First of all.
But I’m learning.
I am familiar with sheep and the tasks of a shepherd.
From the time I was 13 my family owned sheep and I’ve done many tasks which are required for their care.
But do I know what that means?
The LORD is my shepherd.
He’s teaching me that meaning every day.
Right now it’s another level.
As I live away from my home where there isn’t anything causing me breathing issues.
I’m assailed by doubts and fears as to how this will play out in my day-to-day.
Yet, when I look to this chapter I know what Jesus is saying.
I begin to understand again that means learning a new way of living because He’s caring for my everything.
I remember what I already know.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd and he will never leave me nor forsake me.
I am beginning to see another side of His depth.
No matter how difficult it is for me to be away from my family I’m never away from Jesus.
No matter how I long for the future and being restored to health, family, and home, Jesus is restoring my soul each and every day whether I feel it or not.
No matter what my perspective of the needs I have, Jesus understands my true needs and is my daily provision.
And He’s here speaking with me.
Listening to me.
Encouraging and comforting my every single step.
There is nothing He won’t do to see that my soul is continually guided towards Himself.
I can smile as I walk towards Jesus and continue on the path of life.
“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
For He truly is the One Who knows what that means.