You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Psalm 23:5
No matter the adversity, even in the darkest wilderness (Psalm 78:19), our Sovereign Lord, in his role as our shepherd, prepares a meal for us.
So rich is the food on the table it fully satisfies us, and our cup is always kept overflowing.
Here David describes a banquet in the midst of a hard time, not a victory celebration, when all that’s left is the shouting.
Times of testing don’t waste us, but enrich us. It’s the down time that gets us in trouble.