Tuesday, April 28

God is the strength of my heart forever.

When was the last time you complained about something? 
Complaining doesn’t have to be verbal and expressed to another person. Complaining can be an internal experience where your thoughts dwell on the negative. The simple cliché: “the cup is half empty” may aptly picture what goes on in your heart when you complain.

The author of Psalm 73 was complaining. He saw his many trials and focused on what he did not have. Through the course of this Psalm he reached a place of revelation and understanding. The following describes the change that entered his heart when his eyes were opened. Notice how he talks to God about this.

Then I realized that my heart was bitter,
    and I was all torn up inside.
I was so foolish and ignorant—
    I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you.
Yet I still belong to you;
    you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
    leading me to a glorious destiny.
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 73:21-26)

As you re-read the Psalm ask: “Lord, what do you want me to receive from this psalm today?”

Take a moment to talk with God about what he is revealing to you.