Week 4 Poetry – A Poem by Asaph (March 12)
Read Psalm 73.
Pastor Todd points out a key verse in this Psalm, “Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth” (Verse 25). Pastor Todd writes about this verse, “This is my desire for my life in this verse. It is my life verse in the sense it captures what I want to be. Asaph writes this Psalm and talks about how along the way he had some doubts. But later, having met with God, his tune changed and he realized that you can have everything this world offers but have nothing. And you can have nothing this world offers but have everything.”
Charlene Neuman pointed out the same verse and also adds the next, “My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” Charlene writes, “There have been many days throughout my life that this declaration has given me strength, comfort and hope…It is a declaration of weakness, and of an extraordinary truth that rises out of weakness. I remember singing it in earnest as a weary student, underlining it in my Bible during my infant son’s illness, singing it again over my mother when I wondered if she would live through the night…When everything else that we depend on–even the strength of our own spirit–falls away, we finally realize there is only God, and that He is enough…”
Write these verses (Psalm 73:25-26) on a cue card or piece of paper and put them by your bedside. Read them every day this week when you awake.
Refer to your Prayer Journal.