|Psalm 23 is often referred to as the Shepherd's psalm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
King James Version (KJV)
There comes that certain point in life when we all need something--a helping hand, a meal, a kind encouraging word. Even the strongest most confident among us can face those times when everything around us seems to be crumbling. What do we do when it seems there is no one to whom to turn?
What about God? He will give you what you need when you need it most. What you truly need may not be what you think you need. If you think you're being denied by God then perhaps it is you who is denying God.
God is there waiting to act on your behalf, but he is waiting on you to come to Him. You must believe and you must act. These things require one simple thing--faith. Faith as small as a mustard seed. Yes, that simple. With simple faith you tap into the greatest power of the universe, the one who created the universe and the one who is the universe. Through God all things can be done.
Faith--it sounds simple enough because it is simple. And yet so often we turn it into something so complex and difficult. We struggle and agonize and ask how, why, and when. It doesn't have to be that difficult.
Just believe, ask, and receive. With faith everything becomes more clear and you will see possibility and hope all around you. Faith. Simple faith.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
New International Version (NIV)