Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

One of the most misinterpreted phrases of the Bible. The actual Hebrew it was written in means I lack nothing. Many Bible translations read, I have all that I need.

Want. Our world has a firm grip on wants. several generations now thrive in their wants. People’s wants surpass others needs. Parents wants surpass their children’s needs.

Psalm 16:5 GNT

You, Lord, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands.

I remember wanting a child. We even went through testing. We had been married almost 5 years. We were talking about adopting. Then the good news, I was expecting. At the beginning of my second trimester I got into trouble. I lost my child. The doctor ordered an ultrasound to view complications I was having. There was a baby, a second child. I had lost a twin. The doctor wanted to abort the baby. He insisted it was for my health, I might not survive. I wanted the baby and I needed to trust the Lord.

Months later in an emergency C-section my healthy baby was born. They lost me in the surgery as the doctor had worried but, God spared me. I spent 10 days in the hospital and months recovering. My baby girl was hearing impaired but healthy. We were both given a second chance. I named her reborn, Rebekah… in Christ Kristen.

God gave me a want He does that… He gives us blessings. Our cup runneth over.

Psalm 37:4 NASB

Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

I would lose three more children I wanted. God will bless me in my fifth pregnancy with another girl. His blessed me and I called her my victorious, Victoria… child, Paige.

I wanted a boy. His chose to not give me a son. He knew my needs. My two girls were all I needed. He has now blessed me with two sons-in-laws and three grandsons. God’s plan was for me to raise two girls. That was all I needed.

When you trust the Lord with your needs, you will find that is all you really wanted. Ask Him for your needs and accept His provisions as all you ever wanted. That is when you will have true inner peace, contentment. That is all you ever really need.

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