Sunday, November 28, 2010

Your Incomparable Portion

Verse for Today: Sunday, November 28, 2010
Psalms 73:26 - My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

The toils of the sojourn of a child of God make them weary and tiring with the heat of the world around them. As the days go by, they might realize the reality that their health is coming down and the confidence of their heart dwindle due to the battles they are engaged in against flesh, world and Satan. But they are comforted by the Word of God that they will be able to get strength and courage to keep going from God because He is their strength and hope. When other helpers fail and the circumstances make journey weary, the Lord comes to help His children. He renews His promises to His children, comforts them and cheers them up to march forward. He also reminds them that they can and are going forward with His strength only. He tells them that if they try to make it in their own strength, they won't be able to make much progress in the journey. Their faculties might fail and capacity might diminish, but the grace and mercy of their Lord will abound day by day to lead them forward. They will then be able to say that they are what they are because of the Lord and Him alone. He makes the way, leads them on the way and take them to their destination. No matter what or who fails us, the Lord will never fail us because we are on His pathways. He will never forsake us because we are His children and our concerns are His concerns. He compensates for all the deficiencies that we will experience on this pilgrimage. He will not disappoint us and leave us destitute on the way. Even if no other doors open for us, His door will be always open. Let us not have the temptation to knock at any human doors, but only at His door which is the Lord Himself.

Dear friend, are you feeling tired and exasperated and feeling intimidated on your sojourn? Do you feel that all your support fail you day by day? At times, are you feeling helpless and go about like an aimless wanderer? But you might not realize that your Lord is holding your hands and leading you forward. He is walking in front of you and walks with you each step of the way. As you walk along, you will be able to enjoy the shadow of the Almighty which will take away your weariness and weaknesses of all sorts. If your earthly faculties fail, the Spirit of God will compensate you with His power which is capable of breaking the rocks and calming the storms and waves. His mercy will encompass around you and keep you strong in His hands. You will be able to see that even when all around forsake you, the Lord will be your portion to claim, possess, enjoy and be a partner, with confidence and courage. You can boldly face any situation without wavering because your feet are strongly placed on the Rock of Ages. The hands that placed the stars on their tracks have placed you on His path in this pilgrimage. So there is no need for you to be discouraged today thinking that all is lost. When earthly strength diminishes, there is the powerhouse of the Lord with you which will give you Heavenly power and strength. When earthly companions or friends fail, the Lord Himself will be your companion. Isn't it wonderful to feel and claim that the Lord is your travel companion and co-traveler, guide, leader, counselor and guard? There is no greater joy than knowing and experiencing the fellowship, partnership and company of the Lord. Remember, when the Lord is with you, the entire Heavenly Hosts garrison around you, with all the resources of Heaven. What a mighty force that will be, even to think about and to feel the presence of this great Lord! May He draw you ever closer today and give you the strength to do what you need to do as you take each step forward. May He draw you closer to Him so as to enable you to claim that the Lord is your portion all the way.

Psalms 142:5 - I cry to You, O Lord; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living".

Thought for Today
It takes Heavenly strength to hold the Lord as my portion because He is too big and powerful for any human strength to hold.

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