“You have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You. 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 73:23b-28
All of Psalm 73 has been extremely profound to me for all these years. It is full of the vivid emotion I have concerning what I see in this world. It is full of humbling myself before what I perceive is happening and what is actually truth. And then it is encouraging because through all of it I then see the Lord more clearly.
Yes, the nearness of God is my good.