May 13-14 – God is my Shepherd
Sitting at the feet of Jesus is building a divine relationship. As with any relationship, it becomes easier to trust someone when we get to know them better. In this 3-week study, we are seeking to get to know God better through the Psalms, to grow this divine relationship as we put our faith and hope in Him and love Him with all our heart. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it focused on today’s truth using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Comments are always welcome on our website for questions, discussion, and accountability.
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
God is my Shepherd — Directionless and Defenseless | Jess Howell
The term “shepherd” is commonly referred to in both the Old and New Testaments – primarily because in biblical times, shepherding was a common occupation. Left of their own accord, sheep will wander and get lost. They have to be led to food and water, and they do not have the ability to defend themselves without the shepherd. How perfectly sheep describe us and our own relationship with God as our Shepherd.
I doubt there is a person on this earth who hasn’t experienced feeling lost. Why does God allow this to happen? He desires us to NEED Him. Left on our own accord, we are easily lost, and on a DAILY BASIS. If we recognize God as our provider, that will lead us to all that we need, we will lack NOTHING.
Such a timely verse today, God. You knew what was on my heart and mind. I’m trying to wander away and find things on my own, but it will get nowhere fast. I see You there wanting to guide me. I will follow. I desire to lack nothing. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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