I shall not want

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want

Except when I want to eat 

or drink or sleep.

A beautiful analogy 

for when I’m in too deep.

So I keep

trusting that I will reap

what I sow,

this heap 

of a mess that I am

where sin will seep

unless I fix my eyes on Him

to leap

from the boat into the water


And let Him remind me 

how He weeps

with me when I 

act like a sheep

worried about what to eat

Or drink because...

then I don't sleep.


JL McCarthy

March 22, 2020