In Psalm 23:1, David penned the following words: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”  Also, the following words are recorded in St. John 10:11-13: I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.  But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.  The hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep.”  Jesus is the good shepherd.  He can always be depended upon.  When David proclaimed the Lord as his shepherd, he encompassed that entire psalm with “I shall not want.”  In other words, all of our needs will be met regardless of their nature.  This included having good things in life (the green pastures), having a peace spiritually and mentally (restoring the soul), leading us through life, blessing us in front of our enemies, and continuing to be with us.  This description confirms John’s account of Jesus as the Good Shepherd.  Our responsibility as sheep is to trust the shepherd.  Even if things look hopeless, he will never let us down.