25 Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 27 For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You. 28 But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works. (Psalm 73:23-28 NASB)
The precious faithfulness of God can never be measured. The treasure of His continual counsel; guiding us, teaching us, correcting us, is a privilege not to be taken lightly. The above Scripture so beautifully speaks of God’s unfailing faithfulness. Nevertheless, I am continually with you. When you read the whole Psalm, you get a better idea of just what this never-the-less really encompasses. Asaph is wrestling with the injustices of the world, and the unfairness of the distribution of wealth. He summarizes his struggles in these verses in the same Psalm:
16 When I pondered to understand this, it was troublesome in my sight 17 Until I came into the sanctuary of God; then I perceived their end. 18 Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction. Vs 16-18
Then I perceived their end. Sometimes we need to know the end of the story in order to endure the conflicts of life. Asaph chose to dwell on the End of the Story, for both himself and those who harmed him. God is the only one who can measure out true justice. He waits on high to have compassion, but those who will not yield to His mercy will suffer the fate awaiting those who reject God’s plan, both of Salvation and Transformation. So, when discouraged by the injustices of this world, or perhaps the personal ones you are suffering in our own lives; let’s follow Asaph’s journey and come into the Sanctuary of God where we can focus on the End of the Story.