“Desire For God” ( Psalm 73:25-26, KJV ) by Carley Evans

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Utter alone-ness — loneliness, not solitude — descends upon a person at any given time and often without warning. David says that when he looks around him and sees the wicked prosper, both “his flesh and his heart fail.” (Psalm 73:26) He bemoans, “As for me, my feet are almost gone; my steps are well nigh slipped” (Psalm 73:2)
Despite abject distress, David rejoices that “God is the strength of [his] heart, and [his] portion for ever.” (Psalm 73:26) He sings, “I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.” (Psalm 73:23) God is David’s inheritance — “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.” (Psalm 73:25)
What compares to God? What want transcends desire for Him? Paul says, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2: 20)
Oh, to walk with Christ, my portion for ever!

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