We are fast approaching the end of a year filled with chaos and and turmoil. I recently noted that many mental health experts are posting articles and tips on how to cope with Covid fatigue and other issues resulting from isolation. I think that as a nation, we are weary and ready for relief from the strife 2020 brought to us. In my search for relief, I often turn to Psalms because David thinks like I do. He laments-sometimes bordering on complaining-then finds his way back to praise and worship of the Lord. Yesterday, that search led to Psalm 73:26.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
The verse reminds us that God’s strength exceeds and reinforces our strength. When our body is weak or weary from the strain of life, He is our portion and our strength. He strengthens every fiber of our being for the tasks He lays before us. He restores our soul to reach new heights. He lifts us out of the mire and plants our feet on solid ground and points in the right direction. He is faithful to the end.
God is greater than the turmoil of the day. I can depend on Him to meet all my needs. If I keep my eyes on the Cross and not the chaos swirling at my feet, I can withstand the strain. He renews me to face another day. While the chaos remains, my heart is calm and peace fills my soul.