Whom have I?

Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. (Psalm 73:25-26)

How's your health? If you are anything like me, you answer that one with 'fair to midland' - you aren't ailing really, but you have a few aches and pains that get you down from time to time. Physical health may fail, our bodies may grow weary, and our minds fatigue with age, but God's gift to us is that our 'spiritual heart' will never grow weak or weary.

When the desire of our heart is God first and everything else after that, our hearts are going to be pretty 'healthy'. God's spiritual strength can abide with us even when our physical strength wanes. We might not be up to winning any hundred-yard dashes at our age, but one thing is for certain - we aren't going to succumb to the pressures of our enemy, either! We have God on our side and that makes us stronger than anything that stands in our way.

Whom have I? That is a telling question when you answer it honestly. If we are truthful on this one, we may not be looking to heaven for our help at times. We look everywhere BUT heaven! We try things in our own strength and that seems to lack what it takes. We look to others around us, thinking some relationship will be the strength and hope we need, but find those fail us. There is no other place to find our strength than 'in heaven'. In other words, within relationship with God himself.

God remains the strength of my heart. Maybe that would be a good reminder to put on a small card at various places around the house for us to see and ponder when we are about to do something in our own strength or turn to some other source of 'strength' to 'make it through'. We aren't going to find any strength like his, nor do we need to look further than his Word for answers. Just sayin!


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