A Table Before Me

Can I just tell you this morning how Good our God is! He is not fazed by economy, or climate, or circumstances. He is unchanging in His Goodness towards us. This morning I am meditating on Psalm 23, especially verses 5 & 6:
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

I truly believe that even in the most desperate of circumstances (for the Psalmist David, he was being pursued by his enemies), God has prepared a table before you. His heart is so good toward you that He is chasing you down this morning with His goodness and love. We get so frantic with all of the enemies chasing us that we forget who our God is and how great is His plan for us.

Sometimes you just have to still your soul and look for the table that the Lord has set before you instead of at the enemies of your soul. In other words, you may be dealing with all kinds of enemies like health crisis, or debt, or broken relationships, but as these enemies chase you, know that God has made a place of refuge, safety, and abundance for you. It’s in Him, and that is good news because sickness is not the final outcome. Debt and financial distress are not the final outcome. Broken relationships are not the final outcome. God is a refuge for you today and He alone has the end of your story.

Psalm 46 says,
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging…

Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
but the LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’
The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

God is a fortress for your soul today, so be still and rest in Him. When you look at David’s circumstances you would never have said that His “cup overflowed”. He was hunted by his father-in-law Saul who wanted to kill him, his wife was given to another man, he lived in caves, and was an outlaw, he had nothing… but in the midst of all these “enemies”, he was more aware of God’s goodness, favor, and love than he was of the valley of the shadow of death.

So this morning, I am looking for the table. I am looking for opportunities to celebrate the goodness of God. Thank you God that Matt has work, that my children are healthy. Thank you for a roof over my head, and for friends and family. Thank you that I have food in my refrigerator, that I have a refrigerator. Thank you for a joyful heart that is so full of Your goodness.

Just thought I would share a little bit from my heart to start your Monday out. Today is a good day to be alive and a great day to let the Lord be your shephard. After all, He knows all the best picnic spots 🙂