His Encouragement – Psalm 73

 

Happy Thursday friends! I’m finally getting back into a normal schedule. I’ve had some things going on the past few weeks that I won’t go into detail on, but appreciate your prayers. Not everything is totally resolved, but we’re getting there.

Today I want to share something that has been on my heart lately, and happened to be our message at church last night. Isn’t God good? He gives us exactly what we need to hear, when we need to hear it!!

In Psalm 73, the psalmist starts out by saying that God is good. Then his mindset kind of changes, and he takes notice of something that I see all the time.

Verse 12 says “Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.” It seems like the people who don’t want anything to do with God are living the high life. They have no troubles. They have riches. They seem happy. Meanwhile we have all kinds of troubles, whether it be health, marriage, financial, etc… Doesn’t seem fair right? I go through periods in my life where I ponder this.

Then this happens…..

Verse 16 and 17 says

 

When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

 

You see, the psalmist when into God’s house and remembered how this race of life ends up. My pastor worded it this way, which I love – We are as far away from heaven as we will ever be. The lost are as close to heaven as they will ever be, unless they get saved. Yes, we go through trials and tribulations. Heck, I’ve had so many of them this month it’s been ridiculous. BUT they are temporary. One day I will be in heaven rejoicing with my Savior. The opposite can be said for the lost. They may have rewards now, but if they don’t turn their hearts to God, it will come to a crashing halt. And we shouldn’t think like that with a mocking tone. In reality, we should feel sorry for them, and it should give us even more willpower to share the gospel with them.

Why am I sharing this? To give you hope. To let you know that whatever you are going through right this second is temporary. It won’t always be like this. And yes, your neighbor might have a nice house, better car, good job, or whatever. But it’s just temporary for them too. Let’s think of the gift of eternal life whenever these thoughts bog down our minds. Let’s remember that one day we’ll be singing, rejoicing, and never have to experience pain again. One day, we will be in the presence of our Savior. That is enough to bring a big smile to my face!

 

What’s been on your heart this week friends? I hope you’ll share in the comments, and please don’t forget to visit my friends and see what they’re sharing this week!

 

Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl

Trisha @ Joy of Reading

Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home

Becca @ The Becca Files

Jenny @ Author Jenny Lynn

Gina @ Stories by Gina

3 thoughts on “His Encouragement – Psalm 73

  1. OOOOH! This is an excellent post. I love how it’s really a matter of perspective. From the outside, those not close to God look like they have it made, but reality tells us that this earth may be the best they ever get. It makes me so sad though. I hate that so many people choose this earth over God.

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