Friday, June 1, 2018

My Portion…Forever

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 73:25-26

I will fail every time because I am human. My attempts and strivings will never be enough because my flesh is not able and it is weak.  But my God is everything I need.  He is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  He is my portion when my physical body fails me. He is my portion when my people fail me. He is my portion when my hope fails me. He is my portion when all this life has to offer fails me, because it surely will.  He will never fail me. 
We are broken humans and totally incapable of this life on our own.  We get tired and come to those places where our flesh fails. Our flesh also fails when we get weak spiritually.  The good news is that when we walk with God and depend on Him, we are not limited to our own natural strength.  In every sense God is everything we need.  He is our portion – our part – THEpart that completes us and makes us whole and without Him, we will never be whole or complete.  When we realize this - when we get to that place - we can finally rest in His strength.  
Our human strength has major limits and fades fast, but God’s strength knows no boundaries.  God has a limitless supply of strength and He is all-powerful!  He wants to give us His strength to live.  Not only is He our portion, but His strength revives us so we can go on.  Instead of giving up, Jesus empowers us to get up again. And in those two little words, “but God”, lies victory.  The road to victory only begins when we acknowledge that He is our strength and our portion.  When we surrender and let Him take over, victory comes.  In our weakness, His strength is perfect and everything we need to overcome.  

Scripture to Claim:
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace”. Psalm 29:11

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