Daily Devotional
Is Anyone Truly Satisfied?

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

Psalm 23:1

Ponder This

How many truly satisfied people do you know? People can have all of the things of this world and not be satisfied. John Muir, the great naturalist, was speaking to a Mr. Harriman—a man of great wealth and influence. John Muir said to Mr. Harriman, “I am richer than you are.” Mr. Harriman responded, “Well, how is that?” He said, “Because you don’t have all you want, and I do. So, I am richer than you.”

Ecclesiastes 5:10 says, “He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver.” But it's not just money that fails to truly satisfy. There’s really nothing that can satisfy us apart from the Lord. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” That's the only way that anyone will ever have satisfaction. It is only when you can say that phrase wholeheartedly that you can also say, “I shall not want.”

  • Is there a time in your life that you were truly satisfied?
  • How does living with the Lord as our Shepherd change our struggle with contentment?

Practice This

Make a list of different things in which you have tried to find satisfaction. Write down the outcome of pursuing those things. Pray and ask God to help you find satisfaction in Him.


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