We place ourselves in our Father’s Hands.

Psalm 23.

The Lord is my Shepherd.

I shall not want.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures: leadeth me beside still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

The Lord is my Shepherd.

David is convinced that God is able to take care of him. David himself was a shepherd boy who took care of the sheep to the point where he risked his own life for them. He saw God as a Shepherd who took care of him. Later, “Jesus said, I am the good shepherd willing to die for the sheep.” We have to place ourselves in the hands of him who can take care of us.  God has supernatural power to be able to take care of us and protect us.

Humanly speaking like the sheep we are unable to protect ourselves from all the dangers that face us in our modern world. The sheep David looked after were vulnerable and at risk to danger. The sheep cannot protect themselves. They are very gentle and vulnerable animals. We are also exposed to danger and need God to look after us. David was prepared to risk his own life for the sheep and we need a God who is daily able to take care of us. The Good Shepherd knows each sheep individually and knows their characteristics. God knows us very well.

I shall not want.

 Nowadays want and need are two different concepts. It appears in the Western World, it is all about what I want and not about what I need.  We need shelter, food, clothes, safety and good health.

David is convinced that God is enough for him. He will look after him. David believes that he would not lack anything because God was with him. He has this confidence in God to provide for him. It’s a child like trust in God. A child believes a good parent will provide for them and is not concerned where it will come from.

Sadly, we live in a world today, where it appears people are numbers and targets have to be met. The individual can be lost in the system. Jesus changed it all when he said, “God knows your name. He has counted the number of hairs on your head. He know the sparrows by name.” Based on that we can trust our Heavenly Father.


Dear God

I place myself in your care

You are the Shepherd

Who loves me and

Cares about me.


By harbajan (servant of Jesus) 15/03/2024.