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The Strength of My Heart

Psalm 73:25
Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee. My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.

In Psalm 73, the psalmist is plagued and chastened daily with his temptation of envy and discontent but shows how faith and grace prevail. As he thinks through his painful provocations he realizes the presence of God is with him and that he is being held and guided by Him. He is then quickened to cleave the closer to God, happy in the presence and love of God alone. The world and all its glory vanishes.

And so it is, the letting go of worldly things and relationships and having the understanding that there is no peace here on earth without God.

Draw near and keep near to God by faith and prayer. He has set us free so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom. So keep on standing firm in it, and stop putting yourselves under the yoke of slavery (to the world) again. (Galatians 5:1-2)

Lamentations 3:22-26
Because of the Lord’s gracious love we are not consumed,
since His compassions never end.
They are new every morning – great is Your faithfulness!
“The Lord is all I have,” says my soul,
“Therefore will I trust in Him.”
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who searches for Him.
It is good to hope and wait patiently for the Lord’s salvation.

I quietly wait for Your salvation Oh Lord – In all my situations – I wait for You.

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