Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Our Portion

Psalm 73:25-26
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

Sometimes we find ourselves in places we'd rather not be. It might be our marriage. Perhaps the man we 'thought' we married isn't what we conceived after all. It could be our children. Ask any parent that has had to watch a child struggle and they'll tell you there is nothing like that kind of difficulty. Maybe it is our finances. You might have done all the right things and still, you can't control ALL things. Possibly, it is grief. When we least expect it we find ourselves smashed up against by yet another wave.

No matter WHAT it is .... we can rest assured that God alone is our portion. HE himself is enough. He promises to be our STRENGTH. That doesn't mean all of our heartache or trials will go away.

There's so much talk about "portion control" in our lives today. "Don't eat too much!" "Only take a small portion!" Obviously if we're concerned about our waistlines we'd want to choose the portion on the right, instead of the one on the left in the above photo.

Sometimes we question the portion that God gives us. OUCH. Yes, it's true. We wonder why we have a little house, while our friend has the bigger one. We are perplexed when someone we know is surrounded by a large, support network while we are off on our own in an isolated area. We fall into jealousy over that family who takes big trips while we struggle to put a meal on the table. What we fail to realize is that God KNOWS what He is doing! He sees the BIG picture. He has our BEST in mind. It's not just "our" best in mind either, but those around us watching and witnessing. Our Father can be trusted!

We need to remember that HE is our portion. We could never ask for more.

Father, thank you that YOU are our portion. You know us so intimately and have full comprehension of every detail we are going through. When our hearts grow weary, You are there. Help us to remember that in the day-to-day. Amen.

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