“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. Those who desert him will perish, for you destroy those who abandon you. But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.” Psalm 73:26-28 NLT
Last month I wrote a devotion on this same verse but my message was, “God Remains”. Today I want to focus on the attitudes or feelings the psalmist experienced in this Psalm.
Many times I have cried out to the Lord as Asaph did in this Psalm. It may not have been word for word, but his words have expressed how I have felt: “Truly God is good to Israel, to those whose hearts are pure. But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. They seem to live such painless lives; their bodies are so healthy and strong. They don’t have troubles like other people; they’re not plagued with problems like everyone else….” (Psalm 73:1-5 NLT)