May 24 - God is My Portion

I never really gave this phrase much thought.   I don't remember how it bubbled up recently in my thinking - either a youtube video I watched or a sermon I heard at church.  Its been sticking in my mind for the past 10 days or so now.

Lamentations 3:24 "The Lord is my portion," says my soul.  "Therefore I will have hope in Him."

Somehow this took on a new meaning for me -

  • Anytime I feel like someone else got encouraged and I didn't - will I listen for God's encouragement?  Is He my portion?
  • When I feel like I'm missing a nice vacation or sabbatical - is God's rest enough for me?  Is He my portion?
  • When I see others promoted or get a fortunate break - will I trust in God's provision?  Is He my portion?
  • When I feel like I'm lacking in motivation and purposeful work - will I believe that God made me for His pleasure?  Is He my portion?
Psalm 73:26 says "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever"

Its been a good lesson and exercise for me this last few weeks.  I'm keeping a 'mental eye' on my thoughts, and when they start to get negative, I draw myself back to these verses and the idea that God is my all in all, my portion.  

God help me realize the aspect of Your character that I need to fill my life at that moment when I feel lack.

My flesh and my heart my fail, but God is the strength of my life and my portion forever

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