My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” Psalm 73:26
There are seasons when we wonder if we will survive the fray of everyday living, much less trials and tribulations. The psalmists often speak of trials with honest crying out and lament. In Psalm 73, the singer explores the question why would God allow the "bad guys" to prosper (1-14). Later in the song he catches himself, realizing that a bitter attitude is dangerous. “I was senseless and ignorant.” The realization is reminiscent of Job after he questions God then comes to his senses. “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted…I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me which I did not know." (Job 42) In the end, both Job and the psalmist set their attention on God. Job: “I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you.” The psalmist: “Whom have I in heaven but you? There is nothing on earth that I desire other than you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever…I have made the Lord God my refuge.”
This year the verse on the medal for our King’s Camp 5k Fun Run is Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” In the fray of all the twists and turns that our lives make, the good and the bad, we are invited to set our hearts on the One who freely gave of Himself, the One who calls us His beloved children, the One who sings over us with song, the One whose love formed us, the One who is before all things and in whom all things hold together, the One in whom we live and move and have our being. In a way, it is our declaration that evil and death, suffering and loss, sorrow and tears do not have the final word. We run, walk, congregate, celebrate, and live our daily lives because our victory is secured by Christ. Our trials and even our graves are not the end. Our lives have meaning, our suffering redemption. It is the reason we continue to host camp every summer. We have this Hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure (Hebrews 6:19). Jesus is the strength of our hearts and our portion forever.
Join us on Oct 29 for the King’s Camp Fun Run 2022 as a declaration of JOY, setting our hearts on the truth that death has lost its sting and the resurrection of all good things has already joyfully begun.
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