This is a new favorite verse of mine. I've found myself going back to it over the last week or so. There's a promise here that I find quite comforting - He will never forsake me if I seek Him!
But, I have to do something, don't I? To seek means "to go to, to attempt, or to ask for". In other words, I can't just be passive waiting for God to show up - I have to look for Him, to get to know Him, to make Him Lord of my life.
Not long ago I felt very alone. I was disappointed and discouraged by an email I received pointing out that I'd made a mistake. Quite honestly, my gut reaction was to run away from the situation - to just quit! If I can't live up to expectations then I'll have nothing to do with this opportunity. BUT….then I got by myself - just me and God - no kids or work or TV blaring or responsibilities. And I heard a still small voice remind me that this opportunity had been given to me by God and I wasn't to walk away. He reminded me through some wise, Godly friends that yes, I'd made a mistake but it was because I'd misunderstood.
"We go to Him. We give our greatest, undivided attempts to get to know Him. We ask for His revelation and His help. We keep making the choice to do it over and over again. And if we do this, God promises He will not leave us empty-handed or empty-hearted…if we make the choice to ask for God's revelation and help." (page 156?)
It was only when I handed this email and the hurt I felt over to HIM that He showed up. I trusted Him to give me confidence and wisdom and peace because He had in the past. And He didn't fail me this time either. He didn't leave me standing at the altar, so to speak. He filled my empty hands with His faithful, merciful, loving confirmations and my heart with His peace.
What a GREAT God we serve!!
DISCUSSION: What do you need to trust Him in today? What do you need to seek HIS face for?