“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures,”
– Psalm 23:1
God is your shepherd, and He won’t let you go. We’re always so afraid of letting go, but God won’t let you go. One of the most famous passages in the Bible is Psalm 23. The Lord is my shepherd. I want nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures. The idea of the green pasture means that is the place where sheep go to eat. If a sheep lie down in green pastures, it’s because it’s so full it can’t fit any more pasture in its belly. So it’s like saying God has made me full, and He’s giving me rest. Then, it finishes with this wonderful line: Surely goodness and everlasting love will follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. That is for you. One hundred percent. God loves you, He’s never abandoned you, and He will not let you go. Jesus takes on this symbol of being the good shepherd. He says a good shepherd lays his life down for his sheep, and Jesus did lay His life down for you. And you know what? He continues to lay His life down for you even today. And He always will.
Thank you, Lord, for being the good shepherd. Thank you for providing me with all the things I need, and more … always. You give me rest, help me to embrace that.
How can you live as one of the good shepherd’s sheep today?
The LORD is the Good Shepherd is always there for us to be there to bless us for that we can help others because the LORD GOD Almighty always does what best for us because the LORD cares & loves us so much always & forevermore!