Where does your strength lie, and what happens when that strength fails you?
Personally, I’m terrible at being sick. I hate the way it throws out my carefully constructed routine.
I also can’t stand how it seems to expose all my physical and emotional weaknesses.
For someone who likes to be in control, being unwell is really hard.
We have no guarantees our bodies won’t fail us. No promises from God of “long life, health, and prosperity” – not this side of heaven anyway.
However, this Psalm tells us that although our flesh might fail us, God is our strength. He is enough for us. And he comes beside us in our weakness and gives us the Holy Spirit to comfort, guide, and counsel.
Whether you’re sick or well, struggling or thriving, remember the true source of your strength is Jesus, and he’ll never let you down.
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” – Psalm 73:26 NIV