Sunday, February 23, 2014

Strength of My Heart

"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."
Psalm 73:25, 26
I guess we're not done with this Scripture quite yet!
(see February 20, 2014 post)
"My flesh and my heart may fail,"
My flesh will fail and is failing.  As I get older, I am all too aware of that.  I just can't seem to make it do what I want it to do anymore - and even if it does, it sure puts up a fuss!  It gets tired more easily, can't move quite as fast as it used to and it has a lot more wrinkles, too!  It succumbs to sickness, muscle aches, pains and assorted bruises more frequently.  My eyes don't see quite as well and my ears seem to hear only what they want to hear :)!

My flesh fails in that it has limits - regardless of age.  A person can only be so strong, so beautiful, so athletic, so fit and trim, so intelligent, etc - there is no perfect specimen!  The flesh has definite limitations.
"For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.  The grass withers, and the flower thereof falleth away:"
I Peter 1:24
My heart may fail.  The word here for heart in the Hebrew means understanding.  My understanding of life and the things of God may fail.  It does fail.  There are so many, so, so many things I don't understand.  Try as I might, I can't understand.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8, 9
"The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Deuteronomy 29:29
My finite heart and mind cannot comprehend the things God has planned, the way He works.  He never intended for me to be able to "figure it all out."
He is all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful and simply, I am not!
The smallest word with the biggest impact!
"but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
God is the strength of my heart. 
He is the rock. 
He is my refuge. 
He is the power and security of my heart. 
He is the rock I lean on; the rock I sometimes fall on. 
He is my sure foundation. 
When all understanding fails, He is my refuge.
 He is the rock that does not move. 

When I come to the end of what my flesh can do and what my mind can understand, God is there!
 He is my portion!
He is my allotment!
For ever!


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