“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26
To really understand the fullness of this verse you need to read verse 23-28 along with it. So, today I have not just one verse to but six verses for you.
“Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength[b] of my heart and my portion forever.
27 For behold, those who are far from you shall perish;
you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.
28 But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
that I may tell of all your works.”
It’s good to be near God. To feel His presence, is like feeling His heartbeat filling your being. He is our portion. He is our shepherd, and we are His sheep. God doesn’t leave us nor forsake us. Even when we doubt and lose hope, He is there. We stray and make bad choices, envy, and become angry with others, but God never leaves us.
Our hearts and flesh may fail, but God is our strength and our heart. He guides us back to Him. He is the shepherd, and we are His sheep. Shepherds don’t leave even one sheep behind or forget their sheep when they wonder off. No, they go looking for that one sheep and bring them back to the herd. Jesus is our Shepherd, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me…” (John 10:14) and He loves us.
That’s ‘the Lord with us’ He comes after us and brings us back to Him.
(Verses from http://www.biblegateway.com)