Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. – (1 Chronicles 16:11, NIV)
Depend on the Lord for strength. Always go to Him for help. – (1 Chronicles 16:11, ERV)
Always follow the Eternal, His strength and His face. – (1 Chronicles 16:11, VOICE)
Our own strength is limited, however, God’s is not. He is the One we are meant to look to for help and strength. The Lord provides where we are lacking, if only we seek Him. This morning, I am seeking Him anew, as I need His strength to navigate all the new in this coming week. Though I am looking forward with eager anticipation to having kids back in my classroom, there is the unknown element of how to make the who live and online teaching work simultaneously. God is good, and He will provide the patience and endurance that is needed, and the strength to continue moving forward. May we ever seek the Lord and His strength, for He is our help and all that we need to navigate the road that lies ahead.
When my strength is gone,
I need never fear;
For the Lord provides,
And is ever near.
As I seek His face,
Resolve is made new;
With love and His grace,
His strength leads me through.
So, look to the Lord,
Ever seek His face;
For strength, hope and love,
Throughout all our days.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we can come to You and seek Your face, and You strengthen us and lead us in the ways that we are meant to go. Forgive us for attempting to power through things rather than turning to You for help. Teach us to trust in You, so that we would place all in Your hands. Show us how to love those around us best. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek Your face for strength in all things and at all times. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
But You, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me. – Psalm 22:19