Friday, January 13, 2006

Psalm 84:5

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.


Once again, remembering that the word blessed can mean happy, those who recognize that they have no strength of their own, are the ones who are the recipients of God's happiness.

There have been many times in my own life that I have thought to myself, "Lord, you have given this trial to the wrong person. This is too much for me to handle. Surely there was a stonger man out there that could have handled this better. Lord, what are you doing?"

But there is no man who has strength in and of himself. Whether or not you recognize it, strength... all strength, comes from God. And those who recognize this fact, that they have no strength of their own, those are the ones who are happiest.

Trials can come, but they are ready, because the giver of the trial is also the giver of the strength.

And when we have this mentality, we have "...set our hearts on pilgrimage."

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