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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Inspired by . . . My cup runneth over




I know I wrote about this passage last week but I keep coming back to it.


David wasn't perfect but he was quick to acknowledge goodness and blessings from the Lord even when, on the surface, his life was anything but blessed. David spent more than a decade running from a Saul, who was intent on killing him. Chaos, uncertainty, and danger had become the new normal. A far cry from the peaceful life of a shepherd boy that David had once known.


Anyone else out there longing for a peaceful meadow dotted with lambs about now? 🙋‍♀️


Yet, in the midst of the chaos and danger, David was able to write this:


5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever.



David knew where his true dwelling place was and because of that he was able to be content, even call himself blessed, despite the reality of his circumstances. He didn't check out or pretend they weren't happening. Rather he trusted God at His word. He trusted God to redeem, restore, and protect him. And God did. In His time.


1The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?



"Strength" in this passage is the Hebrew word mâ‛ôz. A fortified place, a rock, a stronghold. David was able to survive ten plus years on the run because God was the center of his life.


We serve the same God, friends. He will do the same for us that He did for David. He will redeem, restore, and protect us. In His time.


Perhaps the hunger for normal that you're feeling is really a hunger for Him.


Let's dive deep and abide long in His presence, putting Him at the center of our lives while we navigate this new normal.


Shalom,













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