A little girl, when asked to repeat the 23rd Psalm, said, "The Lord is my shepherd, that's all I want." She may have been a little confused about the actual wording, but she expressed a truth that should be the property of every Christian.
There is no blessing so valuable as the ability to lean upon the sufficiency of God, to find in Him all that we want. The firm basis of such trust was brought to Paul's attention when the Lord said to him, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness." (11 Cor. 11 :9).
Consider the unsearchable riches which one .1ossesses when the Lord is his helper.
1. There is a feeling of security that transcends social and financial security. The child of God can be content in all circumstances of life. "I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content." (Phil. 4:11).
2. There is a peace that passeth understanding (Phil. 4:7) and floods the Christian's life with joy that is unspeakable. (I Pet. 1 :8). This peace is greater than all the treasures earth can yield.
3. There is a freedom from fear of all types. "So that with good courage we say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear: What shall man do unto me?" (Heb. 13:6). Fear of bodily harm and even of death itself is dissipated when we walk with the Lord. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil; for thou art with me:" (Ps. 23:4)
4. There is a crown of life that glitters through eternity. "Henceforth there is laid tip for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day; and not to me only, but also to all them that have loved his appearing." (II TIM. 4:8).
In addition to these wonderful blessings, the Lord promises us what we need physically. Surely, when the Lord is our helper, there can be no want.
First Printed January 1958