The reading for today is Psalm 23.
23 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
The “presence of mine enemies”…could Fear, Addiction, Jealousy, Anger and/or a host of other emotions be our enemy? If so, set them on the table and sit with them as our Lord will help us face our enemy and overcome.
Reading this psalm gives me comfort and I hope it gives you comfort as well. Our Lord protects us, gives us strength, gives us peace, and guides us to a happier life…if we choose to follow his lead.
Thomas Frase firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Concern – Lord, bless those in need of peace and strength.