Journal Entry ~ 08/22/17
26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. - Psalm 73:25-26
To be able to really hold these words in your heart - God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever - you have to expect to go through some struggles. Before you have the confidence that they are true, you will have to walk through some troubling circumstances. The kind of faith that Asaph speaks of in these verses does not come easy. It's a faith you have to fight for, it doesn't just happen. The people who know and hold these truths in their heart went to battle for the confidence they have in His strength. It was a struggle for Asaph to achieve this confidence. He struggled through the questioning, the frustrations, and the doubts of his current situation. It is only because of his wrestling with God over his troubling circumstances that he grew in his faith to be able to pen these words. His faith was grown and purified in the struggle - not because God delivered him from his struggle, but because He brought him to a new understanding within the struggle. That is key. His faith grew not because God rescued him, but because He opened Asaph's eyes.