We are sheep.
Jesus is our Shepard. Jesus guides is, leads us to "food and water."
We do not need to try and provide for our selves, all we need to do is to fix our eyes on our Shepard. (Hebrews 12:2)
Jesus will lead us to rest, water and on the righteous path.
Our only "job" as sheep is to look at the Shepard (keep our eyes fixed on Him) and walk (follow Him).
Even if wen take our eyes off of the Shepard and wander this way or that, get ensnared in a trap, get tired of walking, the Shepard will come after us, He will find us, He will pick us up and carry us back to the fold.
Jesus is your Shepard.
When you say yes to following Him. When you give up on your own way and invite Him to take over your life, completely and fully. You have joined a family, you have been adopted (Galatians 4:5-7).
You are now in the flock and nothing, not your own stupidity, laziness or the big bad wolf (the enemy) can take you from Jesus (John 10: 27-29).
Jesus will provide all your needs (your needs are different than your wants, and even your idea of a need may be different than Jesus')
Jesus will restore and refresh your soul when you are weary.
Jesus leads you in actions, good works, a lifestyle of righteousness.
ALL FOR HIS GLORY.
Even when the world is crashing in around us, we do not fear because Jesus is the strongest and most powerful Shepard and He will not let any harm come to you that is not for your good (Romans 8:28).
When we do suffer (and you will because we have an enemy who is out to harm us) and when you are hurt (you will be because we live in a broken world) Jesus will comfort you with His GREAT BIG loving and protective arms. Also we can cling to the Truth that Jesus is in control and He will work all things out for our good and His glory.
This is what Jesus the Shepard want to do for you.
Will you let Him?
Will you let Jesus provide for you? Give you rest? Refersh your soul? Lead in righteousness? Protect and comfort you?
All you have to do is turn to Him, look at Him and say YES! (But even if you say no, Jesus will continue to pursue you, He will get down o n the ground beside you and He will wait for you).