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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo


Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Psalm 73:2 Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

lnsight and Highlight

Life is full of "almost". Many suffer from "near, yet far" syndrome in life, but there is One who gives life more abundantly.

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.*

Scripture Commentaries

Life is full of "almost".

To some, it is a case of almost falling into the abyss of life's tragedies but were saved or finding a way of escape, ref 1 Cor 10:13.

To some, it is the tragic and woes of the "almost" syndrome at the point of major breakthroughs.

The "almost" syndrome occurs when it is so close to a breakthrough, yet it becomes so far.

To some, they could never be closed as they got, yet they saw, but they could not touch, achieve, or be fulfilled. Not everyone comes to see and conquers. Enemy activities are mostly at work and must never be overlooked.

So, "almost" can either be good or bad depending on its narratives.

According to Psalm 72, impure hearts lead to doubt in God and have many of its attendant vices.

Do not be distracted. The psalmist was distracted by the prosperity of the wicked, Psalm 72:3.

Though he knew God is good to those with a pure heart yet his distraction brought him to a point where he almost backslid.

As close as his belief in God was, so also was how close he was to losing God.

The Psalmist was so distracted that he said in Psalm 73:13 *Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure and have washed my hands in innocence.*(NIV)

According to the Psalmist only an impure heart, lack of contentment, and other related vices will rob one of achieving his/her much desired moment of fulfillment.

He however overcame saying in Psalm 73:17 as he found answers to overcoming his "almost" tragedies. He says He did not overcome *Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end".*

Where will you be this morning?

Choose to be in His presence, today!

Many victories are achieved in the presence of God where we can find answers to life's problems.

You will no longer be almost to your miracles but will from henceforth attain full potentials.

Remorse corner

You can also put an end to your "almost" recurring itself in your life.

Be in the sanctuary of God today with a pure heart.

Call to Word action

Psalm 103:1...5 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

The Christian clarion duty

Do not give up your confidence and trust in God. He will fill your mouth with good things.


I will not be robbed of victory at the point of success. I will attain full potentials, in Jesus name.

Good morning all and be blessed as you come into His presence.

God bless you.

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