Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
Sometimes there is too much wrong in this world! The economy takes your job. Cancer takes your spouse. The river takes your home. Yet even when so much is wrong, God is enough.
But some people skate through life. They seem to have no troubles at all. Their kids run faster. Their jobs pay better. Their dreams shine brighter. And they act like they deserve it, but they don’t. It’s just wrong! Yet even when so much is wrong, God is enough.
It helps to remember Jesus: accused by his own people, abandoned by his closest friends, stripped naked and nailed to a cross. It was all so wrong! So wrong that the sun quit shining and Jesus cried out, “My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:33-34). Yet even then, God was enough.
Psalm 73 is a long prayer about how there is too much wrong in this world. It’s a complaint, until the psalmist gains a new perspective. Then the prayer takes a turn: “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.” In other words, even when so much is wrong, God, you are enough.
At the end of his rope, Jesus releases himself to God: “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46). Because even when so much is wrong, God is enough.
Lord God, whom do I have in heaven but you? And besides you, there is nothing on earth I desire. Let that be my prayer, because you are enough. Amen.
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