You prepare a table before me (Psalm 23:5 NRSV)

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Our enemies can take many different forms: from someone intending to harm us, mislead us, something unsafe like bad roads, unwholesome friends or bad habits. When we encounter an enemy, we need to look to our Lord to protect us, guide us, and provide for us. God knows the plans He has for us (thus He prepares the table before us). He wants only our good. Our cup might not be overflowing right now, but God will answer our prayers in His own time. In the meantime, we must keep the faith, be diligent in prayer, and not give up hope.

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