Verse of the Day

Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing 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

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

In times of confusion, we can take comfort that while we may not understand everything while here on earth (read Psalm 73:1-22), God will be faithful. Everything we have and know here on earth is subject to decay, but our relationship with the LORD is our strength forever. He will not abandon, fail, or forget us.


My Prayer…

Almighty God, thank you for being with me always, especially in those moments when life is most confusing and my fears most troubling. Please give me faith to not only ask you honest questions, but to also trust you even when things don’t look like they are all that good for those who believe in you. Please help my faith hold firm as I wait for your mighty vindication of your people. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Bible References

23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.

24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

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  1. Psalm 73:23-26
    Yet I am always with You; You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    In the beginning of the 73rd Psalm, the psalmist Asaph, states for the record, that God is good to His people.
    But there had been a time when he had actually begun to wonder. He had pondered the life of the unsaved wealthy and powerful people of this world. It appeared that they had no physical ills, had much prosperity, and the adoration of those lowly subjects that they lorded their power over. While God’s people seemed to have troubles continually.
    In vs. (16) he says “all day long I tried to understand all this and it troubled me deeply, (17) till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.” Asaph finally grasped the importance and value of his portion and standing before God! Let the ungodly enjoy their power and wealth here on earth, for this is the best it will ever be for them, their final destiny is hell, where they will be for eternity. Asaph now has his focus on eternal things instead of the temporary. When we get our eyes on this world and try to find justice in it we will be disappointed, but when we keep our eyes on Jesus and enter God’s sanctuary through Him, our faith will stay strong and rock solid!

    That then leads us to, “Yet I am with You , You guide me, and Whom have I in heaven but You?” The psalmist knows that when we have God we have everything we could ever need. There is no cause for worry or fretting for a child of God. There is nothing this earth can offer that should be of such great desire for us, for He is our portion and we are all-sufficient in Him. He meets our every need, and is our strength and portion forever!

    Our physical bodies may fail, but they will be exchanged one day for heavenly bodies that will never fail! Our strength may waver, but when we keep our eyes on Christ and stay in communication with Him, we will receive the strength from Him that we need to endure the struggles we will face while on this earth (Philippians 4:13).
    Compared to eternity, this life is like a vapor (Psalm144:4) which soon dissipates, but eternity is never ending! All the wealth and power that is gathered here will be left behind when we die, then all that will count with God is what we have done with the gift of salvation that He offered to us through His one and only Son Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). Have our lives been lived for Him and in obedience to Him and His Word? Have we shown our love for Him by loving others and putting their needs before our own? These are the things that are important in God’s economy, and should be in ours as well!

    Thank You Father God for loving me and sending Jesus to atone for my sin. I love You so Abba and give You all praise, honor, and glory this day, Amen!

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