LACK: A Five-Minute Friday Post

Lack.

 

This word reminded me of the first verse in Psalm 23, I will not lack anything. But I have some verses from childhood days of old, packed away in my head. In those olden days, we usually used the King James edition of the Bible. I have Psalm 23 basically memorized, (with some occasional confusion), with the words, “I shall not want.” You know, I always used to think that verse meant, I “shouldn’t want,” or something like that. Actually, it means that the Lord will take care of me so well, that I will not be lacking anything that’s needed. He knows my requirements and watches over me.

 

No matter where I go, what I do, or how bad things look, He will always provide for me. Certainly He won’t always give me what I want! But I will have my needs met. Sometimes the world and my situations look awfully dark and scary, but He is sure to provide His presence if I ask. He has all the hairs on my head numbered, he turns the darkness into light as He upholds me with His righteous right hand.

 

God will do the same for you. Trust Him. He loves you and you will always have everything you need. No, I’m not speaking about a prosperity gospel – you are promised in the Bible that you will have trouble in this world, but when you pass through the waters or walk through the fire, He promises to be with you.

 

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Here’s Psalm 23 in the King James version of the Bible. I never use it anymore, but sometimes it’s pleasant to look back. Maybe this sounds familiar, or maybe you’d like to memorize it. It’s only six verses.

 

Psalm 23. A Psalm of David.

 

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest 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 forever.

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About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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4 Responses to LACK: A Five-Minute Friday Post

  1. Myrna, thank you so much for dropping by my FMF post!

    A poem, inspired by your post…

    Yeah, I’m in that shadowed valley,
    and there are monsters all around,
    so many, I can’t keep a tally,
    and I track them by the sound.
    Wish I had PNVS in this night
    but it wouldn’t help me here
    ’cause you need ambient light
    and this is the darkness of my fear.
    But there’s a remedy in my hands
    if I just put them together
    and praying, know He understands
    I’m at the end of my tether.
    He lights a flare, the demons groan,
    and I’ve never really been alone.

    PNVS – passive night vision system, pronounced ‘pin-viss’

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    • Thanks Andrew! Your ability to kick out a poem at the drop of a hat is an amazing gift! Blessings to you as you keep following the Lord. Yes, prayer and the Word as our spiritual pieces of armor cause the demons to groan, so keep it up! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Robert W. Miner, MD says:

    Wonderful Truths!
    Recently the Lord seemed to speak to me in His “still small voice” saying,
    “I WILL GUARD, I WILL GUIDE, AND I
    WILL PROVIDE!”

    Liked by 1 person

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