“I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” Psalm 73:25-26 NLT
Here we find a key to godly living, to desire the Lord more than anything else. The caveat* in this is that it is so difficult to avoid immersing ourselves in things that we can experience with our senses. We can’t experience God with our senses; it requires faith, which believes in something or someone that you can’t see as if you can. Not an easy task. The writer of this Psalm is laying it all out when he says that no matter what may happen to him he will not turn away from the Lord.
Let’s look a little closer at some specifics. When our health fails us we may have a tendency to question or even blame God for our illness. Perhaps it’s a terminal disease that has stricken either us or a loved one. The author states that the Lord is essentially his all in all even when sickness strikes him down. We must keep that in mind if or when we are faced with such a set of circumstances. It’s far easier to remain strong in our faith if we regularly cultivate our relationship with God.
There will invariably be times when being buffeted about by the trials of life may make our spirit weak. If we don’t maintain a healthy balance of scripture reading and communion with God we will most assuredly weaken. This is certainly not His will for us. We must come to the place in our lives when we determine that nothing will get in our way with regard to communing with the Lord. Without it we will fall victim to temptations and begin to become numb to what is right and wrong in God’s sight. Know that God is always there, ready to answer, to heal, bring hope or anything else you may be in need of, but if the answers you are seeking don’t come, continue to wait, for God is reliable and cannot fail. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
* A warning or caution