Sometimes God’s children can feel very torn up inside.
They see wicked people seemingly getting along just fine, with all their cheating, lying, cursing, slandering, and arrogant boasting against God.
In all their sneaky wickedness, the unbelievers are saying, just as Psalm 73:11 says,
“And they say, “How does God know?
And is there knowledge with the Most High?””
The unbelievers boldly mock their Creator and Sustainer because they imagine God Almighty is too dumb to know or remember all that they do.
Just like any one of us, the unbeliever cannot even take another breath without God’s sustaining power allowing it.
The unbeliever does not stop to think that the God who made all that is in the universe and far beyond knows and remembers their every thought and action. They don’t appreciate God’s loving patience — or the awesome power it took to create all that there is.
When the psalmist, Asaph, was feeling so down by all the wickedness going on around him, he leaned on the power of God to always lead and guide him.
Then, in Psalm 73:25-28, he wrote,
“Whom have I in heaven but you? You’re all I want!
No one on earth means as much to me as you.
Lord, so many times I fail; I fall into disgrace.
But when I trust in you, I have a strong and glorious presence
protecting and anointing me. Forever you’re all I need!
Those who abandon the worship of God will perish.
The false and unfaithful will be silenced, never heard from again.
But I’ll keep coming closer and closer to you, Lord Yahweh, for your name is good to me. I’ll keep telling the world of your awesome works, my faithful and glorious God!”
God’s children today are in the same position as Asaph.
Nobody on earth has anyone as dependable as the LORD to be their strength from day to day in this life.
Having “the nearness of God” in our every trial is all that we need to make it safely through this world.
It’s certainly true that “my flesh and my heart may fail”. Everyone will die at some time or another.
But, the questions will always be, “What will the strength of my heart be in my dying moments?” — and “What will my portion be in the life hereafter?”
That’s what counts.
How do we want to be in our hearts when we die?
As we look at all the corruption in this world, may we fully grasp the blessedness of knowing for sure, in our living and our dying, “But as for me, the nearness of God is my good.”
Then, resting our eternity in God’s hands, we say, “Hallelujah! LORD, it is a relief to know that You hold our future in Your loving hands.”
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.