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05/16/2008

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The Way Out


"My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of of my heart and my portion forever" (Ps. 73:26).

We have all been in circumstances in which there seemed to be no way out. It is in these times that our faith in the Lord is the most important. Its the storm so severe that sinking is inevitable, that we need our God. The times that our hearts are breaking with sorrow and pain that we must turn to the One who always cares.

The Psalmist here seems to be a little confused. As he looks around, there are many things he doesn't understand. (just like me) As he was trying to live in the Lord, why were those around him who were prospering and had lots of "stuff?" They didn't know God yet they had it "so good." He found his answer in v 17 as he went to be with God alone. As is true alot of the time, he was just looking from the wrong perspective. He was looking as a man would look, not as God would. The Lord changed his attitude as he discovered that God KNEW what was going on and He just wasn't finished with those unbelievers yet. He was looking at at circumstance and people, instead of looking at God. He saw the small picture, God saw it all. He looked at the now, and God looks at the forever.

In verse 25 he says, "Whom have I in heaven but You? The earth has nothing I desire besides you. Isn't that a great attitude? What a philosophy of life to have. "The earth has nothing I desire besides You!"

When we realize that God is what we need we too can utter, "My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." He can turn our sorrows to joy, our problems to praise, our distresses to deliverances. Our Lord does not fail! He is always faithful. He is the way out.

Have a wonderful day...Love mark phil. 4:11

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