You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
forever. – Psalm 23:5-6
Precious Shepherd, You are here with me. At all times, in all places, in all circumstances, Your goodness and mercy follow me and Your presence guides me. I am so grateful to have You as my Shepherd. My cup surely overflows from Your tender care for me. I don’t know what today or tomorrow or the next day holds, but I can be confident that You do, Sovereign Lord. And, I can be confident that You will not only guide me through, but You will love me, sustain me, and get me through. Thank You for this sure and steadfast hope. Today I choose to find joy and peace in Your presence in the good things You bring into my life and in the difficult things that You allow. Just as Your love is not conditional toward me, so my peace and joy cannot be conditional regardless of my circumstances because You do not change, Jesus. My hope, joy, peace, and love are anchored in You and You alone. I believe this, Lord, but I ask You to help me live it. Amen.
Love, joy, and peace today, friend!