My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1) 
Sheep are vulnerable animals. 
Their defense mechanism is to run. 

Unfortunately, they are also prone to wander away from the herd. 
Apart from the flock, they are especially susceptible to attack. 

So…the role of the shepherd can mean the difference in life and death for them. 
Likewise, the Lord is our Shepherd. 
In many of the same ways that the shepherd cares for his sheep, the Lord cares for us. 

He lovingly guides, protects, and provides for us.
When we step away from Him and His Word, we are vulnerable to our enemy’s attacks.
However, by staying close to the Lord, we find peace and have confidence in His care. 
When the verse tells us we shall not want, it means that we shall not lack for what we need

Ask the Lord, your Shepherd, to provide for all your needs. Like the vulnerable sheep rely on their shepherd’s care, draw close to Jesus, trusting Him to provide. Come near to Him with joy and thankfulness, acknowledging that He knows what you need and is more than able to come through for you! 
When I read this devotion it blessed me. I pray after reading this you are encouraged to stay even closer to The Shepherd. Every day God thinks of you Psalm 68:19, Every hour God looks after you 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Every minute God cares for you 1 Peter 5:7, because every second He loves you Jeremiah 31:3. 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!