Read Psalm 84
“The pilgrims to the heavenly city may have to pass through many a valley of weeping, and many a thirsty desert; but wells of salvation shall be opened for them, and consolations sent for their support. Those that press forward in their Christian course, shall find God add grace to their graces. And those who grow in grace, shall be perfect in glory.” from Matthew Henry’s Commentary
I may not have more, but I know I will have better.
For, my heart is set on a pilgrimage journey to God’s dwelling place. Where praise is the consequence, adoration the natural response.
Like the Sons of Korah who traveled to the house of God Almighty in the City of God knew their course was tough but well worth the trouble, so am I convinced that whatever I may feel like I need more of only pretends to satisfy.
Like Jesus who “for the joy set before Him endured the cross,” I have joy beyond measure waiting for me in heaven. Whatever I may lack this side of eternity will pale in comparison with the forever Presence of Almighty God Himself.
I have found my true strength and the Author of real life.
“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage” (v5).
I place my strength in the God of the better. Because whatever I think I want more of down here, falls sorely short of any ounce of what He provides. Because whatever path I may wander this side of heaven leads only to more of God, more of real life the way He designed it.
He promised to withhold no good thing from those who walk blamelessly with Him. God’s very Word says He will bless beyond measure those of us who find our blamelessness in Jesus, let Him clean us up, trust Him with our living and our guilt and all of our everything.
So I will set my heart on the pilgrim walk He has laid out before me. Trusting His strength to get me there. Believing that when I think I need more of something other than what He gives, He knows best and will provide only better.