Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Look to the LORD and his strength;
seek his face always.
(Psalms 105:4 (NIV))
Who do you ask for advise when you need to make a major decision?
I want you to be honest with yourself.
Who is the first person that comes to mind when you need help deciding to switch jobs?
Who is the first person that comes to mind when you need help deciding to make a major purchase such as a house or a car?
Who is the first person that comes to mind when you are facing hardship?
I could go on with these types of questions, but I sincerely hope that you understand my train of thought. I hope that you realize that Psalms 105:4 is telling us to seek God for these situations and any and all others that may arise.
“My problems are way too small for such a big God!”
Is that what you find yourself thinking when you don’t seek God for all things?
And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
(Matthew 10:30 (NIV))
If God knows the number of hairs on your head, then He is not too big to be approached with your problems. Perhaps I should say it differently. Because He is so great and because He is so omniscient and knows all, He already knows of your needs and concerns. He is simply waiting for you to seek Him for guidance. He is waiting for you to turn to Him and seek a relationship creation to Creator, child to Father.
A loving father will willingly provide guidance to his children. There comes a time in every life where that guidance is no longer offered. This does not mean that the guidance is not there. It simply means that the child has developed to the point where maturity and free will come into play. It is the responsibility of the child to seek the advise if it is desired. The father longs to be asked. The father longs for the relationship to grow beyond that of a parent to a child. He longs for the relationship to blossom into one of love, trust and mutual understanding.
God is the same way.
He could offer us advise in all things, but would we listen? We must learn to seek Him as a Creator, as a Father, as a Counselor, and as a confidant. We must be willing to lay ourselves at His feet and listen to His heart for our lives.
Lord, help me to seek your face always. Help me to stop reacting out of my frail humanity and rely fully on your unending divinity. I pray that in seeking you face in all things that I may be able to show others the glory and mercy that is there.