Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Psalm 73:25-26, 28a NIV 2011

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. But as for me, it is good to be near God.

The godly wisdom here contrasts the wicked with the righteous. Ascribed to Asaph or his sons all were from the family of Levi, God’s priests. The Psalm opened revealing how each watched the ll world that was envious of their wealth. Looking closer, he saw their hearts were clearly not focused on the Lord. Reflecting on this he confessed that nothing is more desirable than God. As a Levite, God was his portion through the faithful tithes of God’s people. He praised God because God stood with him. Those who place their trust in the Lord are preserved and sustained by Him.

My right eye surgery was completed yesterday. I knew what to expect which led to a bit of anxiety. As I sat waiting for the short walk to surgery, I sensed God’s presence as the nurse took my arm and walked beside me. The surgeon prayed before he began. I knew there were prayer warriors praying for me. My oldest grandson was one. “But God was the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Trusting in and focusing on Him daily I’m preserved and sustained by God alone.

What ways will we trust God today?

Trusting Him together,

S

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