Psalm 73: 23-28
Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Those who are far from you will perish;
you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds.
Asaph almost let go of God, but God did not let Asaph go. The goodness of God was present and pursuing him all along. When Asaph met God, his heart was healed – the veil was removed. He was able to see God’s unrelenting grace in his life. His heart changed from complaining – what’s the point? to “God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever”. This is the power of the Cross of Jesus. When our hearts fail, we can fight back because God holds on to us. How do we fight? We believe by yielding to God at the Cross. When we yield to God, we win.