The Weekend Brew

The Weekend Brew: My Portion

February 4, 2012

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My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  (Psalm 73:26)

This week my flesh has been tempted by many things, and today I gave in to chocolate.  I was free of sugar for just two days and then lost sight of the goal.  It grieved me that I could give in to such temporary pleasure.  My flesh failed me today, and my heart was sad.  But in those times when I am weak, God is still strong.  I want to remember that He is the greatest fulfillment of all.  He alone is my portion.  He provides hope, encouragement and joy to my heart.  Next time, I will remember to lean into His strength!

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26 Comments

  • Reply Charina February 5, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Sending you a virtual hug Barbie. Praying for you friend.

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Thank you Charina!  Hugging you back!

  • Reply Susan Pardoe February 5, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Tomorrow is a new day Barbie!  Rest in that…and the fact that His mercies are new every morning.  :)  Blessings to you!
    Susan

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Thank you Susan!

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Thank you so much my friend!

    • Reply Barbie February 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you so much Susan!

  • Reply Jenilee Goodwin February 5, 2012 at 5:38 am

    oh, that verse is perfect for me today! thanks!

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Have a wonderful day Jenilee!

  • Reply Jamie Joseph February 5, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Happy Sunday, Barbie!  I am sipping my cup of coffee and enjoying Fresh Brewed Sundays with you and all the wonderful blogs that join in!

    Be Blessed!

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Thank you Jamie!  Happy Sunday!

  • Reply Child of God February 5, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Isn’t it amazing how God has given us a new day, a fresh start to try again. :) Praying for you my friend. 
    Blessings,

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 9:29 am

      So thankful for His new mercies!

  • Reply Nikki February 5, 2012 at 7:42 am

    What a perfect verse, Barbie! So thankful for new mercies. Today is a new day! Revel in Him! (and just remember—you’re worth it.) :) 

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Yes Nikki, I am worth it!  Thank you!

  • Reply Laura Rath February 5, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Hi Barbie, 
    God led us to similar verses again this week! Last week – protection, this week – strength. I love to see how He works!

    Have a blessed week,
    Laura

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

      I know!  This is so cool.  And I’ve been seeing so many themes about “hiding and seeking”, “found and not lost”, etc.  He is so wonderful as He weaves our hearts together!

  • Reply Joan February 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Barbie – we all stumble and fall, but God is there to pick us up. He never condemns us, just surrounds us with His love.

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Yes, so grateful for His love!

  • Reply dailydwelling February 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Just remember that Jesus doesn’t condemn us when we fail, He only asks that we come to Him. He is there with you to be your comfort in this battle…in every battle! My prayers are with you as well. ((Hugs))

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Rosann February 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Barbie, this verse is just what I needed to end and begin my week with.  I have felt so weak lately as the emotions of the past three years start to fully release from my heart.  And the enemy has gotten into my head making an attempt to scare me.  It’s the “okay, this crisis is over, what’s going to happen to us next” scenario.  Thank you for reminding me that even in my weakness, God is always there and He is always strong. 

    Blessings, friend!
    ~Rosann

    • Reply Barbie February 6, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Rosann, I understand completely.  My mind has gone there lately, as if waiting for the next rock to fall.  I want to learn to trust His goodness, that even in the midst of a hard season, He is still good. 

  • Reply Shelly February 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Don’t know about you, but as soon as I decide to abstain from something it becomes my biggest temptation to overcome. Thank God for grace! And thank you for the linky today. Blessings!

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      That’s so true! But we are overcomers!

  • Reply Kerri Smith February 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    A beautiful verse! I needed this tonight…I too gave into the chocolate after dinner! I am so thankful that even when I fail, He is there to pick me up, encourage and strengthen. I am also thankful for friends like you who understand the ups and downs of this journey! Praying for you this week, my friend!!

    • Reply Barbie February 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you so much! Let’s lean into His strength this week.

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