Great blessings belong to those who depend on You for strength! Their heart’s desire is to make the trip to Your Temple. – (Psalm 84:5, ERV)
Happy are those who are strong in the Lord, who want above all else to follow your steps. – (Psalm 84:5, TLB)
Blessed are those who make You their strength, for they treasure every step of the journey. – (Psalm 84:5, VOICE)
This is a great reminder that our blessings of peace, joy and contentment come when we seek the Lord for strength. When the desire of our heart is to spend time in His presence, we begin to treasure each day and find joy in the journey. That does not mean that each day is easy, or that we somehow suddenly skate through life; but it does determine our true Source of strength and hope and joy, which makes all of the difference as we navigate each new day. May we depend on the Lord for strength each day, and treasure the faithfulness of our Heavenly Father as He blesses us with His presence and His peace as we persevere through all things.
May we ever learn,
Of blessings we’ll find;
As we seek Your strength,
With soul, heart and mind.
Your great faithfulness,
Will always be found;
By those who choose seek,
Your grace is profound.
All that we shall need,
To keep keeping on;
Your blessings and strength,
Our hope and our song.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our strength as we seek You. Thank You that You bless our hearts and lives with Your presence and Your peace as we pursue time with You. Thank You that we no longer have to make a pilgrimage to a holy place to find You, for You are wherever we are when we call on Your Name. Forgive us for not seeking Your strength in our struggles. Teach us to trust You to provide all that we need to navigate each new day. Show us how to love those around us well, so that we may be Your hands, heart and voice to those in need of strength and encouragement. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You to be our strength and praise You for Your faithfulness forever. Amen.
Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. – 1 Chronicles 16:11