then try living without Him. The way of the transgressor is hard (Prov 13:15b).
So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you. Nevertheless I am continually with you: you have held me by my right hand. You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever. Psalm 73:22-26
My flesh and my heart fails, BUT God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.Can we understand that the Father must allow our flesh and heart to fail, at a time of His choosing : that He must allow our earthly makeup and person to be sifted like chaff and even to fail, so that we can make Jesus the strength of our heart? If we have our own strength, then how can we appreciate and experience His strength?
Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides you. The Father designs circumstances so that we will look to Jesus as ALL THAT WE HAVE. If we have an easy life, then we may look to Jesus, but not as OUR ONLY ONE, and ALL THAT WE HAVE. Jesus may be an “added extra” to help improve “my” life, and not be MY LIFE, period.
If you think it’s hard living for Jesus, then try living without Him. If you think the dealings of the Father with His sons are too rigorous, then consider how you would be if He did not deal with you as a son? How would you be if He dealt with you as a transgressor?
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith… (Please read Hebrews 12)
Do you think you are able to keep looking to Jesus? If your flesh and your heart fails, can you keep looking to Jesus? If so, you’ll be fine, for that is all He requires, that you keep looking to Him in faith.