Psalm 23:1, NIV:  The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

In the eye of the optimist, the glass is half full; and in the eye of the grateful, worldly poverty can be seen as a doorway to the riches. For many of us, it may be much easier to see all that we do not have. And rather than thinking about what we have already, we turn our eyes to the next fleeting thing. In the eyes of the grateful, selfish wants begin to fade; while personal needs (not greeds) are clarified along with the assurance that they will be met. For we know that God is faithful and that He “shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” It is in His faithfulness that we rest--truly rest--knowing that “all things work together for the good.”