Psalm 23:5

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows. – Psalm 23:5

Dear Lord,

In this dog eat sheep world it is good to know that you protect me as your little lamb.  When people would want to get the best of me by gouging me in a business deal, you promise to work it out for my good.  When Satan would attempt to destroy me with guilt and blame you prepare a table of grace for me.  When temptation would be a parasite in my ears you anoint my thoughts with love that make me want to avoid the sin.  My cup overflows with the richness of a faith filled life because of your Holy Spirit who teaches, comforts and admonishes me into pleasant pastures.  I am the sheep who has good because you are my good shepherd.  I love being in your flock.  Here there is a place for a broken heart to mend and heal.  Here there is a river from God who makes glad the people whom he has chosen.  Here I find my home in a midst of a hostile planet. AMEN

Pastor Don Patterson

Relax in the truth that God prepares a safe place for our body and soul even when others are threatening to attack.