|Too many times we seek what is below us, rather than what is given to us from above.|
Today we experienced warm weather with a small amount of rain. Our thirsty crops, gardens and grass long for their thirst to be quenched. I think of how in our walk with God, we too have times when God seems far away and we feel alone. We too thirst for God’s presence in our lives. It is at those times I pray and ask for God to reveal himself to me, for I feel not his love and closeness to my soul. It is during those moments in my life I long for his gentle touch upon my heart. Like the parched earth around me, I too dry up inside without God's hand in my life.
|My soul thirsts for you Lord!|
During these moments Jesus makes himself known to me and tells me that he has never left my side. It is my heart that I have chosen to go on alone, deciding then to ignore him. But, as Jesus says, he has never left, he is only a prayer away. (Matt. 28:20) David too longed for God in his life, especially when he chose to not trust in God's will for himself, and then the result was to be overcome by the world.
A psalm of David.
1O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
2Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground;
he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
4So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
6I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.
7Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails.
Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
8Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
9Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for I hide myself in you.
10Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
God is only a prayer away. Read his word, pray and listen for his still, soft voice speaking to you. God does care and he wants to help, we only need to ask of him and he will be there for you.