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Summary: Whenever we wonder if it is possible to cope with life’s problems we only have to look to the Lord, our Shepherd. Too many needy people look to themselves, the world or to others when they are afraid, distressed or dissatisfied, besides the Shepherd. Dav

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The Lord is My Shepherd I Have Everything I Need (Psa 23:1-6)

Song: "You are More Than Enough"

You are my supply

G/B C

My breath of life

Am7 D2/F#

Still more awesome than I know

G C D

You are my reward

G/B C

Worth living for

Am7 D2/F#

Still more awesome than I know

CHORUS:

G C D C

All of You is more than enough for

G C D C G

All of me for every thirst and every need

C D C G

You satisfy me with Your love

C D C G C D C G

And all I have in You is more than enough

VERSE 2:

You’re my sacrifice

Of greatest price

Still more awesome than I know

You’re my coming King

You are everything

Still more awesome than I know

BRIDGE:

G C D

More than all I want

C G/B C

More than all I need

D C

You are more than enough for me

G C D

More than all I know

C G/B C

More than all I can see

D

You are more than enough

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Whenever we wonder if it is possible to cope with life’s problems we only have to look to the Lord, our Shepherd. Too many needy people look to themselves, the world or to others when they are afraid, distressed or dissatisfied, besides the Shepherd. David knew that a Shepherd must provide the feeding, leading and protecting needs for creatures that are helpless otherwise.

Illustration: Dr. Andrew Bonar told me how, in the Highlands of Scotland, a sheep would often wander off into the rocks and get into places that they couldn’t get out of. The grass on these mountains is very sweet and the sheep like it, and they will jump down ten or twelve feet, and then they can’t jump back again, and the shepherd hears them bleating in distress. They may be there for days, until they have eaten all the grass. The shepherd will wait until they are so faint they cannot stand, and then they will put a rope around him, and he will go over and pull that sheep up out of the jaws of death. "Why don’t they go down there when the sheep first gets there?" I asked. "Ah!" He said, "they are so very foolish they would dash right over the precipice and be killed if they did!" And that is the way with men; they won’t go back to God till they have no friends and have lost everything. If you are a wanderer I tell you that the Good Shepherd will bring you back the moment you have given up trying to save yourself and are willing to let Him save you His own way.

Moody’s Anecdotes, pp. 70-71.

When we are really willing to be led by the Shepherd we do not always have to know where we are going or whether there will be enough provisions for our needs. The Shepherd knows the way through the wilderness, the dark valleys and assures us that our cup will overflow. Hudson Taylor, the famous founder of the China Inland Mission, read that verse, "My cup overflows" and took comfort that God would supply all that his 5000 missionaries needed during times of famine in China and He never let them down.

Let us examine the reasons why we should place greater trust, love and obedience in the Lord, our Shepherd.

Sheep, by nature, are foolish and vulnerable who easily go astray. Without a shepherd they scatter and become entrapped by various worldly entanglements, enticements and enemies.


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