Search for the Lord and for His strength; continually seek Him. – (Psalm 105:4, NLT)
Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. – (Psalm 105:4, NIV)
Depend on the Lord for strength. Always go to Him for help. – (Psalm 105:4, ERV)
Pursue the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. – (Psalm 105:4, CEB)
David, in his recollection of God’s faithfulness, reminds us again of our need to take action in the pursuit of the Lord. We are not meant to sit stuck in our circumstances, rather it is our charge to search, pursue, look for, and depend upon the Lord for our strength. Our seeking His face is meant to be ongoing, not just a “go-to” in our trials. Daily, we ought to go to God, as He is our source of help and strength, and He never leaves us nor forsakes us. When we seek, we find; for He is waiting, patiently, for us to ask. God is gentle and kind, and will not force His way into our hearts and lives. As we invite Him, He shows up – mightily and miraculously. May we always seek the Lord, for He is the One on whom we can depend, and our true source of strength.
I searched for the Lord,
and He heard my cry;
met me in my need,
no hope was denied.
For He is our source,
of strength and of hope;
He’s with us through storms,
our sure safety rope.
As we choose pursue,
to seek the Lord’s face;
we find what we need,
in His loving grace.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we can search for You and find You, when we seek Your face. Thank You that You are our source of strength and help, and that we can always come before You. Forgive us for not looking to You and Your strength in our struggles. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would pursue and depend on You in all things and at all times. Show us how to love others in such a way, that they come to understand that You are where our strength comes from, and that You are always available to the seeking. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be exalted O God, as we depend on You for strength, and continually seek You in all things. Amen.
Shout aloud and sing for joy. – Isaiah 12:6