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LIFE ISSUES

Sometimes a Bible verse or passage comes alive in a new way. We may have known of it previously but the circumstances in which we find ourselves provide a context in which that verse or passage comes to us with a freshness of application.

This morning we read those words from the New Living Translation

You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.  Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth.  My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.  (Psalm 73:24-26 NLT)

Living with the reality of Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s Disease is living with the constant reminder that there is no cure for either of these progressively degenerative diseases. Our journey through the valley, however, is not the end. “…a glorious destiny” That’s where this journey will come to a conclusion.

Note also how the Psalmist was not in any kind of denial. “My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak….”  Then come just 2 words, “But God…..

How often those two words combine in Scripture to transform an otherwise bleak landscape. It is the “But God” that alone gives us hope, confidence and assurance on this journey.

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