I Will Not Want
(Meditations on Psalm 23:1)
I will not want another path
Than that which I am on,
Because my Shepherd knows what’s best;
This path is one He’s drawn.
I will not want a different way
Than where He’s leading me
With fewer thorns or more repose,
For He knows best for me.
I will not want a lighter yoke
Than this He made with care,
He knows what’s best and I will trust
He knows what I can bear.
I will not want what He withholds
Since He is always right;
His kindness is beyond my grasp,
It gives me strength and light.
I will not want a clearer view
So I can understand,
When He would guide me step by step
That I might trust His hand.
I will not want, in short, one thing
Which He does not deem best,
Because my Shepherd is my Lord –
In His good plan I rest.
Christina Joy Hommes