With Us At Our Worst

In Psalm 73 Asaph shares a very frank testimony. He had envied the prosperity of the wicked (:3), and had considered that he had kept his life pure in vain (:13). He admitted that “my heart was embittered” and he was “senseless and ignorant” (:22). But even at that, he says in :23, “Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand.” As doubting and bitter as he was — “like a beast before You” — God had not given up on him. He was with him at his worst!

How comforting that should be for each of us who knows the Lord today. If He did not give up on Asaph at his worst, he will not give up on us, either. We may doubt, question, fear, envy, think and say and even do things that are “senseless and ignorant”, but we can know one thing: “I am continually with You.” God will never leave us nor forsake us — even when we doubt Him. He is with us at our worst!

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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