Anoint My Head With Oil

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” Psalm 23:5.

There are many places in the Word of God where our Father refers to us as sheep and him as our Great Shepherd. Nowhere is this more true than in the 23rd Psalm. What does it mean when the psalm tells us, “He anoints my head with oil?”

Sheep often get their heads caught in the thorny, prickly briers. The sheep often die despite their efforts to work hard to get themselves untangled. Tiny flies torment the sheep by laying their eggs inside the nostrils of the sheep. The eggs hatch and turn into worms, driving them to beat their heads against a rock to stop the torment, sometimes to death.

The eyes and ears of sheep are also susceptible to the torture of tiny insects. When the sheep wonder if they can stand the agony another minute, the shepherd comes and pours oil over their whole head, and then there is peace. The oil forms a barrier of protection against the wicked things that try to destroy them.

Mamas, how many of you feel like you have times of mental torment? Like me, I wonder if you have moments when unhealthy thoughts blow through your mind like tumbleweed, and you feel like beating your head on a rock to make them stop. God sees you suffering, my friend. The shepherd always knows what is happening with his sheep. He longs to anoint your head with the oil of peace that comforts and quiets your mind and thoughts.

The Enemy will do whatever he can to bring you torment. But unlike the sheep, you don’t have to suffer alone. Call out to the Father, your Great Shepherd, and ask him to anoint you with his oil. God is good, and if you give him control, he will fill your cup with blessing.

Blessings, my fellow sheep,

Susie and the Help Club for Moms Team

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