You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies – Psalm 23:5
Sometimes you can feel like you’ve reached the end of yourself and your ability to keep up the fight. The fight for your business. The fight for your children, your health, your relationships. You are at the end of your strength, your ability. But this is when God steps in. In the middle of the tough times, when you’re surrounded by the enemy.
“The presence of God is often discovered in the fray as He tends to live in the impossible, the unreasonable and the unbearable. If you are going through a tough time look around. He is near.” (Kris Vallotton)
We often sing this song at church, “I raise a hallelujah”. Its opening line echoes Psalm 23, “I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies”. During the hard times, the trials, it is time to praise God. To acknowledge Him as our Shepherd, that He is in control. It is our opportunity through praise to invite God to step into our situation. To invite Heaven to fight for us.
Expect to see God in your situation, in your circumstances. He is there.