Finding Strength in Sorrow
"My flesh and my heart may fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26 NKJV
Is your heart experiencing the strength that comes from our loving Heavenly Father? No matter what state our heart is in - whether we are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, or simply another bad day; our Heavenly Father longs to draw us close and be our strength and portion.
You may feel stuck in the first part of the verse with your heart, body and soul feeling at the very end of itself. Know that your Heavenly Father has a "but God" moment for you. He is the strength of your heart, even when your heart feels overwhelmed or just trying to cope with life one day at a time.
Isaiah 53:3 describes Jesus as one who was "despised and rejected - a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief" (NLT). There is something comforting in knowing that Jesus identifies with our own pain and sorrow. He knows what it is like to experience heart-break, rejection, misunderstanding, judgement and scorn. He is "aquainted with deepest grief". He knows the heartache we experience in life and offers us the strength of His never-ending love.
If your heart feels like it's failing and needs strength today, invite Jesus into your current pain and all the messy hidden parts. He is ready to be your strength for each and every day, and your portion forever.