There is debate as to whether Psalms 73 was written by King David or Asaph.  In this psalm the writer seems to be reflecting upon a more troublesome time of his life.  In verse 26 he says, “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”

    Many of us have times when we can readily relate to the first part.  We are tired and hope has been lost.  We struggle but the road seems too long and too steep.  We keep plugging on but in reality, we are tired and our will, our heart is failing.  Giving up starts to become an option.

    That is when we must grasp onto the second part of the verse.  The Hebrew word for strength here can also be translated  rock or boulder.  The word for portion can also be translated smoothness or inheritance.

    When we feel we are at the end of our rope we need to realize and accept that God is the rock upon which our heart must  stand and in Him there is an inheritance and a smoothness that will last forever.

Published by Ray Richards