God-tracking is resting contented, at the table of the Lord
You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies… my cup overflows.
Are you stressed out? Does it feel like your cup is running low? Stress has a way of turning any reasonable person into a bear with a sore head. Sometimes workloads overwhelm us to the extent that we feel like we’re an expanding balloon being pumped up until… pop! One symptom of stress is fatigue. Fatigue has a way of dragging one so low that he can hardly lift his head off the pillow in the morning. But I suggest, stressed is nothing more than desserts, spelled backwards.
I love to sit down to a good full course meal with my lovely wife. And a good dinner can never be rushed. A well matured steak needs to be eaten slowly. I do enjoy a hearty dinner. However, my favourite part of the whole meal has to be the dessert. After a pleasant starter and a full main course, I may feel too full to eat any more, but there’s always room for dessert.
A Scripture that has always alleviated my stress levels is Psalm 23. It reminds me that the Lord, whose name is Jehovah Rohi, is my shepherd. That is, Lord Jesus, the Good Shepherd, laid his life down under the most intense stressful conditions anyone could ever imagine, only to bring me peace. Through Jesus, Jehovah Rohi has prepared a table for me in the presence of my enemies.
Today, if you feel stress is your enemy, I suggest you sit down at God’s table, laden with wonderful desserts, and allow him to fill your cup to overflowing.
God-tracking is resting contented, at the table of the Lord.
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My life is overwhelming; Lord, fill me up to overflowing!
“My Lord and God, you are called Jehovah Rohi – the LORD my Shepherd. Today I need your shepherding. I feel like I’m a sheep gone astray and need to find my way back to your table of peace. I’m stressed out and tired. I feel as though I’ve run low on fuel and need to be refilled. My life is overwhelming; Lord, fill me up to overflowing! I rest at the table you have prepared for me in the presence of my enemies. Lord, turn my “stressed” moments into lavish “desserts,” by your grace. Thank your meeting my needs and thank you for relieving my burdens. Amen.”
If you prayed this prayer today, please let me know by email me at firstname.lastname@example.org