(Psa 23:1) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Sometimes people refer to other people as “high need.” This is a term to designate someone you know who takes a lot of your energies. Some people know how to take the minimum from you and leave you refreshed. But high need people drain you dry and then want more from you. But you know when you think about it, aren’t we all high need to the Lord?
David was a shepherd and knew sheep were high need. So he wrote a song about it. It’s the Shepherd Psalm or simply the Twenty-third Psalm. Here David relates sheep to needy people:
· Sheep have lots of needs and need a shepherd (1)
· Sheep get weary and need continual rest and refreshment (2-3a)
· Sheep need to be led or they will lose their way (3b)
· Sheep get afraid easy and need reassurance (4)
· Sheep need to be fed (5a)
· Sheep need constant care and nourishment (5b-6)
Now all that sounds like me because I’m a sheep too! (Psa 100:3) . . . We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. I admit it, I’m high need but Jesus loves me and said He would be my Good Shepherd. (John 10)
Don’t worry about being high need. The Lord is patient with His lambs and is able to take care of all the needs you have . . . both now and through the rest of your life. Soon He’ll lead us to heaven where we’ll never again be high need! (Rev 7:17) "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."