Recently, we’ve had several incentives to panic – unexpected natural disasters, political election results, outbreaks of deadly diseases, gas price increases and shortages, job unavailability, and the list goes on. If you’re not careful, just watching the news can make your heartbeat race.
In Psalm 23, however, David gives us a vaccine for worrying. He begins with a definitive statement: The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need (Psalm 23:1, NLT). Throughout the rest of the psalm, David gives three reasons why God’s people have no need to worry:
- We have His provision: verses 2-3
- We have His protection: verse 4
- We have His presence: verse 4-6
If you’ve been tempted to worry lately, just remember who you are. More importantly, remember whose you are! As David later noted, “Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” If you keep your hand in God’s hand, you have no need to worry.
Thought to Consider:
God will supply all of our needs!