MY CUP OVERFLOWS
My cup overflows... We see it on coffee cups, t-shirts, and we say it too. I say it lots, and I mean it, every drop!
Looking at the verses surrounding my cup overflows makes it even more meaningful. Steeped in Psalm 23, verse 5 is just a piece of David's message here.
Why does his cup overflow? What makes this phrase deep with meaning?
To begin, grab your favorite warm cup and let's read Psalm 23 together.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.”
Psalms 23:1-6 NLT
David's cup overflows with blessings, not reliant on his circumstances, but because the Lord is with him every step. As David's shepherd, the Lord provides all he needs. Rest, renewal, protection, comfort. Even when David walks through hard times and dark valleys, he is never left alone. Not one time, even for a moment. What's more? The Lord leads, reassures, sustains, and blesses him with this promise: His unfailing love and goodness pursing David all his days. And this isn't the kind of sunshine-y goodness that's here today and gone tomorrow. Steadfast faithful goodness is in God's nature. No matter where David goes - regardless of struggle in his corner - his home is set in heaven. In the present, David may find peace and contentment because our Lord Jesus is enough. Even so today. Yes, our shepherd is more than enough. And I'm forever grateful for that on this Thanksgiving day.
Blessings to you, wherever you find yourself here and now. Hug your people and name your blessings one by one. And if holidays are hard days, Jesus meets you there too. In the mountains and valleys and in-betweens we always have much to be thankful for. May it be so.
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