“Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that 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 (ESV)
A Psalm of Asaph: The writer of this Psalm found himself envious of those who were ‘full of themselves.’ Those whom he looked up to were prideful, violent, profane, mouthy, and wicked.
The writer sees, God for who He is, his protector, his guide. He realizes God holds his right hand and He will receive this person into glory.
In our focus verses, the writer gives God praise that He is the only one in heaven and that he desires nothing on earth but to please the LORD. He attests to God’s place in his life, everything else may stop working as before, but God is where the psalmist’s strength lies and the psalmist knows that God has given him a share of heaven eternally
God does not give up on us. We give up on Him and we have to learn when we feel God is far away, it is us who have moved. We need to recognize we are the ones who stray from God.
Let’s praise Him for His tenacity and his great love for us. He loves us even when we happen to mess up.
I am taking a blog break until November 27th. We had a wedding anniversary on the 9th. This past Sunday, (Nov. 12) our small Drama Ministry gave a play entitled, “Thanksgiving.” I wrote the script and directed the drama. On the 16th, I received my hearing aids. Tomorrow, I will participate in an Artisan Fair at our local library where I will be signing books. My previous book signings have been learning experiences for me. Actually, I am posting this a week ahead of time. That means I can start my break earlier and, hopefully, get more things done. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving to each of you.