Strength for the Weary

My flesh and my heart may fail,

But God is the strength of my heart

And my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)

We spend a large amount of time thinking about our physical well-being. We exercise or think about exercising. We eat healthy or simply eat what we want. We worry about being too thin or too heavy. Our focus on the physical is evident regardless of how well or poorly we are doing. In the end, however, we must recognize that we are a weak people. We never “finish.” We will always need another meal, another walk, or another rest.

The same is true emotionally and spiritually, but we tend to neglect these areas of our lives. Here, too, we are a weak people. We need constant refreshment, growth, and exercise. It’s more difficult, though, because we can’t run to the store to buy a vitamin or energy drink to address the issue. For the interior life, there is only one place where can go for true strength and health.

Though we are weak, God is strong. It is He who is the strength of our hearts. Our focus on Him brings emotional and spiritual refreshment. As we look to Him, we receive the strength we need to face another day. And even better, God is not a quick fix to our desperate needs. He is our portion forever. May we spend some time focusing today on matters of the heart and soul, and may we recognize that all we need can be found in Christ alone.

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