God Just Keeps Being Amazing
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
Everything changes in life except for God. He doesn’t change. He remains the strength of my heart, and will always be regardless of my circumstances.
This passage reminds me of Philippians 4:6-7...
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
1. I can always pray about everything.
2. I can always tell God what I need.
3. I can always thank Him for all He has done.
4. I can always experience His peace regardless of my circumstances.
When my husband was in the hospital with a potential fatal illness a few years back, I experienced the promise of these passages. God did, indeed, remain the strength of my heart. He for sure and absolutely gave me unexplainable peace and guarded my heart and mind. My body, however, failed me miserably. I did have some tummy troubles while seeing Rob be so sick and being far away from our kids for so long. So, be prepared! Our health may fail at any time, and God promises to guard our hearts and minds. But the only reassurances we have about our bodies is that they will fail (and usually at the worst times!). BUT HE STILL DOESN’T CHANGE. I experienced a strong heart in spite of a weak body. My tummy troubles were not an indication that I was doing something wrong; it was just a fact of life. Bodies fail. But my experience was and is that God really does make one strong when they are actually weak. It’s amazing! No one and nothing else can make that claim and pull that off. I am so thankful.
The following is the Apostle Paul’s perspective on God’s strength and sustaining power despite our weakness...
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
Notice, his body failed him too; it didn’t mean he did anything wrong. It only meant that God was going to keep being amazing!
I am still so thankful 4 years later that you showed yourself faithful to your promises to me when Rob was in the hospital. It was big and amazing and I’ll never forget it. Thank you that Believers are not just reading about your sustaining power and how amazing you were to Paul, but we all experience that for ourselves in little ways and once in a while huge ways. And I can’t say enough how amazing you are and how thankful I am. I love you so much and pray in Jesus’ name, amen.