I want to encourage you today out of Psalm 23. This is a familiar passage, but the Lord’s been speaking to me through it recently, and I want to share that revelation with you. Psalm 23:5 says, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” Think about that. Prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies, to sit down and eat a meal. You know, when you’re working all day and you take a lunch break, you sit down and it’s a time to relax. It’s a time to let your guard down. You’re not focused. You’re not, you know, if you’re working at a computer, like you’re not focused. And if you’re working manual labor, you’re not just pressing in and pressing in, you sit down to have a meal and you like relax. It’s a time to refill and refresh and a drink water.
Well, think about this. He prepares a table for you in the presence of your enemies. That’s kind of like being in the eye of the storm. And if you know anything about a hurricane or a tornado, in the middle of that storm, there’s peace. It’s called the eye. And this is a perfect picture of how God prepares a table for you in the presence of your enemies. When there’s chaos going on, when there’s arguing, when there’s conflict, you can get in the presence of God and be in the eye of the storm. You can sit down at the table and feast on the word of God, spend time in prayer, and you can find peace in the middle of the chaos. This is possible for you today.
So you might not have a physical table with the physical meal while there’s a battle going on around you like in the Bible times, but you might have a battle going around you in your own life. And so I want to encourage you and pray for you that you set aside time to sit at the table with the Lord, and feast and refresh and be made whole. Sit in that eye of the storm and find the peace. He’s the Prince of Peace, and He’s waiting for you. Amen.
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