A Joyful Search

“Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”
Psalm 105:3-4

Currently Bernie and I are trying to discern our future plans. We’re looking into job changes and possibly moving, but don’t want to go anywhere without God’s prompting. It’s exciting to think about what’s in store, but it can be frustrating feeling stuck in a standstill ready for answers.

When I was reading Psalm 105 yesterday, I kept rereading, “let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.” I have to confess that this week, I haven’t been experiencing the joy that it’s talking about because I’m busy looking for answers. I’m so consumed with trying to figure everything out, I forget what an incredible blessing it is to be able to cry out to Him, look to Him for direction, and seek after His will. Rather that becoming frustrated, I want my heart to rejoice in seeking the Lord.

This morning, I began reading other verses about seeking the Lord and I stumbled upon Psalm 27 where David prays, “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”

I’ve read this verse many times, but this time I was struck by how rather than asking for a master plan David prays, “the one thing I’m seeking is to be in His presence, to live with Him, to meditate on Him, to know Him, and to gaze upon His beauty. David is more interested in seeking after God than seeking after answers.

Lately I’ve been so concerned with trying to find the answers, that I’ve lost sight of the importance of purely seeking after God. Throughout scripture and in our own lives, we can see that He is incredibly faithful, He has plans, and He promises to reveal them to us. Rather than wasting time being frustrated and worried, I need to delight in seeking after Him and rejoice in the joy that we have in knowing more of God. There is so much to discover!

“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well…ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Matthew 6:33, 7:7

Lord Jesus, the only thing I want is to know you more. Thank you for the joy that we have in seeking after You!


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