His delight is not in the strength of a horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.
These words of the psalmist tell us that God does not rely on the things we might trust. He looks with favor upon those who respect Him and who truly believe in His undying love. As humans we see others placing their trust in things that will eventually wear out. The house my parents bought when I was a toddler has been torn down for several years. All but one of the schools I attended have been demolished. The one build that still stands is a community center for those who live in that area.
We know physical strength can weaken and cause issues for us. We see it in those who become encumbered with weakened joints and muscles. I have witnessed different friends of mine lose their mobility due to disease and infirmities. It can be sad to watch someone go downhill. The only positive help is when they know the LORD.
Strength in God gives us all peace of mind and the ability to endure the times of intense stress and health crises. It is not easy to watch a loved one as they go through the rigors of disease. However, God is there for His children as they watch as he or she goes through those tough times.
Let us all learn to lean on God and his steadfast love as we endure times of stress and heartache.