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I and several members of our congregation have had heart issues or other serious physical problems in the last couple of years. Asaph the prophet noticed this about himself when he was inspired to write Psalm 73. In it he declares: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalms 73:26).

Sound familiar? Obviously, this prophet was facing the deterioration of his body like we are. But as he thought about how our bodies begin to wear out, he makes this bold affirmation: No matter how sick and feeble I become, my God is my strength. And He is mine forever.

Even after his soul left his body, Asaph had a strength unlike those who refuse to believe in our God.

So if your heart is slowing down or beating in an irregular fashion, or the rest of your body is breaking down, know that your Lord is with you today and forever more. He will never fail nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). 

Larry Fitzgerald
Woodlawn church of Christ
Abilene, TX

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