Strength of my heart

January 25, 2012

Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me to glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:23-26

One of my Haiti teammates is leaving in less than two weeks to go back to Haiti for a long-term mission. Her faithful response to God’s call to go is such a testament to the way she walks with Jesus.

I won’t be in town when she leaves so I won’t be able to see her off, but I’ve been praying for a scripture to share with her before she leaves. I read this Psalm first thing this morning, still half-asleep, and I immediately thought it was for her. When you’re living in a developing country, you need to know that God is continually with you, holding your hand.

But now it’s mid-afternoon on one of those frantic, chaotic, busy days, and now I can clearly see that this verse is for me, too. My flesh and my heart may fail — my life is so blessed, but oh, do I know what it’s like to be confronted with failure. But He is the strength of my heart. As Asaph, the psalmist, writes a few verses later, I have made the Lord God my refuge. He holds my hand.

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  1. Good, true and timely words Allie! Thanks for your encouragment!

  2. Yes, the strength of our hearts!! So beautiful! :)

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