Psalms 84:5…

Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee…

It’s clear and straight to the point.  Where should our strength be placed, and where should our strength flow from?  The LORD.

Everything in this world of ours will fail; except for Him.  Money, fame, power, governments, organizational churches, stock markets, other humans, our houses, cars, our minds, our bodies…everything.  Everything that is not Him or of Him will ultimately fail.

There is no small print with God; if your strength is in Him; you are blessed.  His blessing does not mean there will be no trials or tribulations here on this earth, in fact, if you are walking in faith, that is when you will be attacked the most by enemies.  His blessing doesn’t mean there is no sickness or pain in this life; what it means is that you will overcome it through Him, if not in this life, then in the one to come.

Our happiness…our contentment rests solely in Him, and comes from Him.  He is our LORD and Saviour, our King and High Priest.  We also know that whatever we’ve been through He has been through it too; and worse.

God is a God of love, but also of strength.  Ultimate and absolute strength rests with Him, and we are to rely on Him fully for our own strength.  Trust in Him; He will never fail.

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4 responses to “Psalms 84:5…

  1. aslansmane

    Kliska–Hello – Great post- His is a mighty love that has no beginning and no end. It is this experiencing of God’s love that distinguishes Christianity from all other religions. Why does God love us? It is because of who He is.

    Warm Regards,
    Robin

  2. Kliska

    Amen! Yes, His love is eternal, which is an awe-inspiring concept if we really stop and think (and thank) about it! Grace and Peace to you.

  3. dwilli58

    Great Post, Kliska! I have been blessed, even though it didn’t seem so at the time, with being in circumstances where only God could be my strength, my everything. It has been at these difficult times, these “valley” experiences, when I have experienced God’s presence, love and comfort the most!

    Paul, said that he had pleaded with God, three times, to take away the “thorn in his flesh,” and God’s response had been, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in your weakness.” Paul’s ultimate response to this was, “…for when I am weak then I am strong.” It is in our weakness that God can reach us and not our strength.

    This is a difficult concept in this age of self-everything where the emphasis is on succeeding and not having difficulties, but this, I believe, is why our world is so shallow and fallen, because most people have yet to experience God in great distress and turmoil, and therefore, they never experience Him in a real sense.

    I am convicted that, sometimes, I forget my experiences with God and retreat into a less than faithful fear, but He is patient and loving while bringing me back to His truth, like He has-today-with your post! Thank you!

  4. Kliska

    Yes…there is something about coming to the realization of our own weakness and turning to God that is a supreme act of strengthening faith. There is a line in an unrelated movie, “Instinct,” about all the false “illusions” that humans hold; one of them being that we are in control…of anything.

    When we can truly put our strength in Him, then the fear starts subsiding, because I think deep down, we know that we will even fail ourselves, but He never will, praise God!

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