This to me is a very thought provoking question…
Deep within us there seems to be a yearning for more … things and stuff … or wanting what others seem to have.
Marketers have seen the psychology of this and used it to their benefit to sell us stuff we don’t need.
When it comes to deeper stuff there is a yearning for relationship.
Some people have described this as the ‘God-shaped hole’ in every person
in the 23rd Psalm we read
The Lord is my shepherd I shall not (be in) wantPsalm 23:1
This is easy to say when times are good – but when times are tough – are we ok with saying actually – he is all I need?
That certainly is challenging but having met many people across the world who can testify to this – It is something which I believe. With the Lord as our shepherd – the one we depend upon -through good and ill – we will lack nothing
P.S. this is not prosperity gospel – he’s not saying – relationship with God = riches – not at all nor will everything be rosy all the time but that as a shepherd he will provide enough for our needs.
PPS its also not a sit back and do nothing licence … we’re called to act in partnership with God.