“My flesh and my heart may fall, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73 v 26)
Psalm 73 is an interesting Psalm where the author grapples with one of life’s seeming perplexities – i.e. why do wicked people seem to get on in this life?
It may be a question you have asked.
The Psalmist is refreshingly honest, laying bare his innermost turmoil.
He even confesses that the issue almost caused his feet to slip, (his faith was wobbling). His peace only returned when he got before God, and realised that the wicked still have to meet God one day.
We will all have our “day in court” and God knows how to ask all the right questions.
The Bible has a lot to say about preparing for that day; This Psalm reminds us
that God doesn’t settle His accounts on a monthly basis.
The Psalmist teaches us many lessons. One of the biggest is that we can lose our footing when we lose our focus.
In other words God wants us to look to Him instead of looking at other people. And when we look to God, what do we find – strength and complete satisfaction.
Take time to read and draw strength from this beautiful Psalm and ask yourself if your foundations are secure and your focus is good.
Pastor Michael Rollo, Larbert Pentecostal Church