Our heart contends with the pain of losing a loved one, the regrets of words unspoken and the shame of loss jobs. Hearts battle with the uncertainty of an unknown future, the fear of unforeseen enemies, and the discord of broken relationships. Our hearts are fragile, and the older we get the more we realize that it’s not broken bones that we must be concerned with, but broken hearts.
However, through all of this, Scripture says our heart can stay strong, because we know the One who gives it strength.
As Psalm 73:25-26 states:
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Did you catch that? Not only does God provide what we need for eternity, but in the dredges of this Earthly life, He promises that we can endure, because we have His strength to fortify our hearts.
So when our hearts are weary, we can keep going.
When our hearts are heavy, the burden is lightened.
When our hearts are failing, they can be strengthened.
Because of God’s provision.
And the more we seek and trust in Him, the more we realize that He’s all that we need, for this life, and the next.