Psalm 23:1


The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1, KJV. A friend of mine asked me to answer this question for her business page, “How have you found contentment in 2020?” I thought I would share my response with you today with the hope of hearing your answers, too. I know that 2020 has been a year to remember, and even if we take COVID out of the equation, this was still a difficult year for many. However, just like the song says, “Through it all, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus…I’ve learned to depend upon His Word.” Contentment, for…

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1, Holy Bible, King James Version)

David wrote a beautiful psalm, a song about sheep that need nothing because the shepherd cares for them completely. This well-known verse is a favorite of many because it speaks of the complete care provided by the shepherd.

Sheep are never puzzled about what tomorrow may bring when they are in the shepherd’s presence. They don’t worry about water, food, or shelter. They are not perplexed about storms of life. They have no concerns about safety from enemies. They trust completely in the shepherd who provides everything for them.

Prayer: Lord, teach me to trust in You completely like a sheep that follows without questioning what tomorrow may bring.  Amen

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

Adapted from Moments of Meditation by Violet Carr Moore, copyright 2007-2015.