The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. (Ps34:10)
The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him. 1
When you seek God, you are trusting in the God who created this world, and who has blessed you with the intelligence and abilities to earn and enjoy all the blessings you have. When you don’t seek God, you are saying that you, with your intelligence and your hard work have enabled the blessed life that you are now enjoying. When you seek God, you are acknowledging that God has laid out every moment of your life before you were born, and that his workmanship is marvelous.When you don’t seek God, you say that the God who created you is not able to deliver you. When you seek God you allow God to do things beyond what you can imagine. When you don’t seek God, you say that you know more than God knows.When you seek God, you will find God. When you don’t seek God, God will abandon you.
As you go about your day today, pause to reflect on the promises of God that are precious to you. Stop and give thanks to God for his faithfulness to you in the past,and his faithfulness to you today. Take time right now, to count your blessings, to name them one by one, and to celebrate all that God has done for you. God continues to be faithful to you in ways that you cannot imagine.
Wait in hope for the Lord. God is your help and shield. In your heart rejoice, as you trust in God’s holy name. For the eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. May the Lord’s unfailing love be with you as you put your hope in God.2
Lord, we praise you for walking with us through the challenges and joys of life. Forgive us today for relying on our own strength, relying on our credit cards, relying on our own wisdom and abilities, and not trusting you. As we turn our eyes on you, Lord, we ask you to continue to be a light to our paths, and a lamp to our feet. Help us to keep your word within our heart. Guard our hearts. Help us to shine brightly like the morning sun in this dark world. Amen