My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.Psalm 73:26 (NLT)
Psalm 73 is a psalm of lament written by Asaph. He felt bitter and unhappy because he saw the wicked prospering.
2 But as for me, I almost lost my footing.Psalm 73: 2-3 (NLT)
My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone.
3 For I envied the proud
when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness.
He tried but couldn’t understand God’s ways; until he went into God’s sanctuary.
16 So I tried to understand why the wicked prosper.Psalm 73: 16-17 (NLT)
But what a difficult task it is!
17 Then I went into your sanctuary, O God,
and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked.
Asaph then realized that wickedness and evil have consequences. Earthly life ends, and eternal judgment awaits. He realizes that trust in God is paramount. That God is his portion, his source of happiness. That God is the strength of his heart, the rock of his heart. He realizes that God is his and our’s forever. God is all we ever need. He is our salvation. ⁂
When you face difficulties, do you trust in God, understanding He is all you ever need?
Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, teach us to come to you with our problems and concerns. Help us to grow in faith and realize You are in control. Let us embrace Your strength, realizing You are all we ever need. Like the sunflowers turn toward the sun and shine with light; let us turn to You and shine Your light. In Jesus’ holy and loving name. Amen