If There Is A God, Why Do We Lack?

Bible Summary. There is a God. The reason we lack is that we do not really believe God’s promises and we are not obedient to Him. The Lord is our shepherd. If we are His good and faithful sheep, we will not go lacking. Most of us know that our parents will always strive to provide us with good things. God who is perfect and never lies can do so much better in providing us good things. God will provide good things if we trust in Him. Many of us think we can go it alone without God, but who really is better equipped to take on the challenges of this world? A sheep with a good shepherd? Or a young lion who wants to go it alone? See below for more commentary and scriptures on why do we lack.

The Lord is My Shepherd

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If The Lord Is Our Shepherd, Why Do We Lack?

The 23rd Psalm say, “The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.” If this is true, why do we lack? The reason we lack is that we do not really believe God’s promises and we are not obedient to Him. Psalm 23:1 advises us that the Lord is our shepherd.

Psalm 23:1, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

Why Do We Lack If God Promises To Not Withhold Any Good Thing.

As a shepherd, God is the giver of grace and glory to His good sheep. If we are His good and faithful sheep, we will not go lacking. All God asks is that we have faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior If we doubt the truth of Jesus or try to do things on our own without God, we will go lacking. Psalm 84:11 advises us on why we lack.

Psalm 84:11, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”

Parents Provide Good Things; God Does Better.

Most of us know that our parents will always strive to provide us with good things. God who is perfect and never lies can do so much better in providing us good things. God will provide good things if we trust in Him. Matthew 7:11 advises us on God providing for our needs.

Matthew 7:11, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”

Rely On God And You Will Not Lack.

Who is better equipped to take on the challenges of this world? A sheep with a good shepherd? Baah! Or a young lion? Raah! In this context it becomes very obvious that the sheep with a good shepherd will fair better than a young lion. A good sheep can rely on his shepherd for protection and to fulfill his every need. Psalm 34:1 advises us on relying on God for our needs.

Psalm 34:10, “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.”