In October I did a series of posts on “little words” in Scripture that are really “big” words. I wanted to share another with you today.
Psalm 73.26: But God
These words have been like strong hands lifting up, bearing up, countless thousands of souls. “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.” Many who will read this note are well and strong and joyful in their work, thank God for that. Sooner or later, however, to most who follow the Crucified, there comes a time when flesh and heart fail, and if it were not for that “But God”, we should go under. . . . (Amy Carmichael, Edges of His Ways, p. 12)
It’s evident to me what it means to have your flesh fail, but I have been pondering what it may mean to have your heart fail: sorrow, doubts, hopelessness, discouragement, etc. It comforts me to hear those words: but God even in the midst of those failings. He will be for us all times–another very important little word. 🙂
(For the other “little words” posts, go to the first one here and move on from there.)