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When nothing else holds, God still does

Some Scriptures seem to become so familiar that we are tempted to skim swiftly over them while reading the Bible.

Not long ago, I signed up for a cover-to-cover Bible reading event, and found this to be particularly true. When the goal is completion, content may be a challenge.

It’s certainly easy to speed-read, but learn little.

I don’t mean to negate the value of reading through the entire Bible. This is absolutely a worthwhile goal. It’s just that I know how I can focus on the finish line, instead of the finer details.

Maybe you’ve experienced something similar – at least, on occasion.

The hurry can overtake the hunger for God’s truth.

That’s where prayer and re-reading come in – so we don’t miss a genuine gem.

This wonderful Bible verse is a prime example. I was zipping through the Psalms, reading 5-6 a day, and nearly missed this familiar favorite.

Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever.
(Psalm 73:25-26, NIV)

It hit me like a spiritual speed-bump. And I am so glad it did!

What a truth. What a fabulous promise.

No matter what happens to our love and longings, health and wealth, enthusiasm and energy, goals and gathered goods, God is still there.

He is more than enough. And He cannot get enough of you ... and me.
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