Ever lose your balance spiritually? Something happened that didn’t seem fair, a spiritual anomaly that just tripped you up? You just couldn’t seem to get past it. You found yourself on the ground emotionally – thrashing around spiritually. I’ve been there!
I read Psalm 73 this morning during “coffee with the Lord” – it speaks so powerfully to that issue!!
“I had almost lost my footing! My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. They seem to live such painless lives; their bodies are so healthy and strong. They don’t have troubles like other people; they’re not plagued with problems like everyone else… These fat cats have everything their hearts could ever wish for!
“I ask myself, ‘Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? Did I keep myself innocent for no reason?’ So I tried to understand why the wicked prosper. But what a difficult task it is!
“THEN I WENT INTO YOUR SANCTUARY, O GOD, AND I FINALLY UNDERSTOOD the destiny of the wicked… I realized that my heart was bitter and I was all torn up inside. I was so foolish and ignorant – I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you. Yet I still belong to you! You hold my right hand – you guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny! Who have I in heaven but You? I desire You more than anything on earth! My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever! … How good it is to be near God! … I will tell everyone about the wonderful things You do!” (From the New Living Translation)
You know what? I’ve decided I need to spend more time in God’s word and with God’s people – being in the Lord’s presence… just listening for His voice!!