This is one of my all-time favorite verses.
For me, it is such a true reminder of the faithfulness of the Lord. One that is worth confessing, OFTEN.
Despite our inconsistencies, HE remains CONSISTENT. His love NEVER fails, His STRENGTH never waivers and He is our PRESENT help. BUT, it’s up to us to accept Him as our own.
Similarly, a house can belong to someone, but if the person never comes to take possession of it. It just sits there.
It is a shell of what it could be.
Have you ever noticed how an empty house will eventually cave in on itself?
I’d beg to argue that without the Lord in our lives we’re a lot like an abandoned house.
We’re empty. We’re a shell of what we could be. Eventually we lose the “polish” we once had, the floorboard of our lives start to bend and ultimately we cave in to our own selfish and self-serving will.
How different would life be if we made the conscious decision to keep ourselves filled with the Lord?
To let HIS STRENGTH take permanent residence in our hearts so that we never became like those empty houses.
Living in New Orleans post Katrina has allowed me to make some interesting observations:
While some homes sit on the housing market (being blighted or abandonded months or years at a time), others go up for sale and it’s like a revolving door– a family is there one day but the next day, as if in the blink of an eye, a new family has moved in.
It’s like these houses were NEVER EMPTY.
I use this example and the contrast it presents to suggest that we consider and strive to be like the second set of homes:
Yes, we ALL have hard days, but we should continue speaking life and professing scriptures like today’s verse of the day.
By doing so, I believe the Lord will strengthen us and fill us up and those on the outside may never know what we face internally. (However, there is time and purpose for wise, godly counsel so please follow your best judgment).
I’m praying you have a monumental Wednesday! 💖🙏
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
Psalms 73:26 NLT