You become my delicious feast even when my enemies dare to fight. You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit; you give me all I can drink of you until my heart overflows. Psalm 23:5 TPT
I love the symbolism in this verse. Nothing like sitting down to a feast at the table of the Lord when there’s warfare all around you. I don’t know about you, but that right there is right where I’ve been.
Turmoil and strife on every side. Drama from this person, and that person. A phone call. A bad report from the doctor. Death knocking loudly. An empty bank account with a pile of unpaid bills.
Then you take a break, open your bible and read the verse above and instantly you think of another.
Drink deeply of the pleasures of this God. Experience for yourself the joyous mercies he gives to all who turn to hide themselves in him. Psalm 34:8 TPT
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Psalm 34:8 NKJV
And quickly you smile because you’re partaking of the food He’s provided and your heart is stilled. Your trust is re-established and your hope renewed. Suddenly a sweet fragrance fills the room as the Holy Spirit anoints you and the worship flows from your heart.
Like a bubbling brook, your joy finds it’s way to my mouth and laughter heals my body and strengthens my mind. I will remain here with You until everything is touched by Your presence. Debt must bow. Sickness must bow. Stress must bow. Drama must bow. Death has been defeated and fear has lost it’s grip.