On my previous post, I had discussed some hard truths I learned when overcoming anxiety and depression in my life. It was a season I thank God for every single day. During that season I often felt “alone.” I felt isolated in a room full of people. I felt that the lies in my head, made me strange and weird. I felt that no one understood me or no one else battled similar things. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. I will never forget the first time I heard Psalm 23:5, it’s become a verse that I anchor my life to. As it is written, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
It was a Sunday church service and our Pastor lead a demonstration on this very verse. He illustrated to us just how much God adores each one of His children. It was an elaborate portrayal of a truth that God tries to instill within each of us every single day. In life it is so very easy to disqualify ourselves. We hear the lies that we don’t measure up. We think that our past, our mistakes, our upbringing, or our circumstances disqualifies us from walking in the freedom that can only be granted by our Father above. Yet that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
None of us are perfect. Each of us will face trials. Every single soul on this planet has made mistakes. Yet each of us who have come to know Jesus as our Lord and Savior, get to walk as a son or daughter of the King. We get to sit at the table that the Lord has prepared and no matter what comes against us- no matter the shame that the enemy tries to throw- no matter the person who may not agree with us- our seat is still there.
You are called and you are qualified. God has prepared a table before you. He has anointed you as His child and your cup overflows with the blessings of His love. Let those words sink in. Believe those words today and remember just how very valued, adored and loved you are- not only by your loved ones but the King of the Universe!
Written by: Brittney Lunski