SEARCHING AND HIS CALL
'Our lives must be spent seeking our God, for God hides; but His artifices, once they be known, seem so simple and smiling! From that moment, the merest nothing reveals His presence, and the greatness of our life depends on so little.” .'
I will seek you
I will find you
Because you have made yourself
Father, I seek Your face. I want more of You in my life. Deliver me from my problems. Fill me with Your Spirit. Grant me Your wisdom, power, and favour. Thank You. In Jesus’ name.
Hear my voice when I cry, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Lord, I will seek.
A Devotional on Seeking God by Inspiration.com
David faced difficult circumstances. He had been through many forms of trouble and desperately needed help. Evil men had advanced against him to devour his flesh. He had been attacked by enemies and besieged by powerful armies. War had broken out against him. He had faced the accusations of false witnesses. He even had felt forsaken by his father and mother.
In the midst of these problems, he called out to God. Feeling vulnerable and desperate, he humbled himself, and asked God to hear his voice. He knew that no one else could help him, but that when he sought God’s face, He would hear him, be merciful to him, and answer him.
Looking back, he remembered that God always had been faithful and delivered him from every fear. His attackers had stumbled and fallen. He was safe in His presence, and even was “exalted above the enemies who surround me.” Confident in God, his heart was full of joy, and he was able to sing His praises.
These are powerful reminders when we feel besieged by problems. We may feel overwhelmed by financial needs or bound by bad habits. There may be conflicts in our relationships. We may have health issues or face pressures on a job. We may be worried about friends and family. Or we may have spiritual struggles.
The Bible promises that, in all of these situations, we don’t need to be afraid or worried. Instead, these are moments to seek God. Not to pray short, polite prayers but actually to hunger and thirst after Him. To approach Him boldly, with a sense of desperation and urgency.
Today, seek God’s face in your life for the problems you face.