Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Psalm 73:21-28 NLT
[21] Then I realized that my heart was bitter, and I was all torn up inside.

[22] I was so foolish and ignorant— I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you.

[23] Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand.

[24] You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.

[25] Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth.

[26] My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.

[27] Those who desert him will perish, for you destroy those who abandon you.

[28] But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.

Reflection . . .

Have you ever realized that something in your heart, perhaps a lot of things in your heart . . .

— that your heart was bitter?

When we come to that realization that something in our hearts is bitter, not right before God or before others, we see just how foolish and ignorant we are. Many times it seems senseless, even ridiculous! Yet, we still belong to the Lord, we are His and He is right there with us, holding our hand.

The Psalmist quickly goes to the greatness of God and his deep desire for the Lord, His strength, to be near the Lord because it is good! We need to make the Lord our shelter!

A Shelter is where we go for safety, healing, restoration, peace; a place to cry, a place to rest, a place to express all that is within our hearts and minds!

There is no better place!

The Sovereign Lord is my shelter! Can we say, “Amen!” to that?