Psalm 23

God Provides: I Will Provide Family Devotion

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.            3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

This is such a great passage to memorize together as a family. I hope over these next few weeks you and your family will all have this memorized. It’s always a blessing when we hide God’s word in our heart and that’s especially true in this case.

Let’s start out by thinking a little about why David chose a Shepherd to represent God. What does a good shepherd do?

The main area we focused on this week was God’s provision. Can you think of some ways God has provided or is providing for you?

Can you think of a time you thought you needed something but God didn’t allow you to have it or to bring it about? How did you feel? How did it affect your relationship with God?

How does it make you feel to know that the One who is ultimately in control of taking care of you is God?

What role do you think God wants you to play in meeting the needs of those around you?

Can you think of anyone right now who God might want to use you to meet a need?

Can you give some examples of physical, emotional or spiritual needs you or someone else might have?

God’s ultimate provision came in Jesus Christ. Can you close your devotional time by listing some of the things God has provided in Christ?