Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105:4
All across the nation are gyms for men and women work out in. People flock to the gyms in order to build themselves up. They want to strengthen their bodies to be in better health and to look better.
While working out and strengthening the body does a lot of good for a person, it does not help his spirit, nor the long term side of emotions. Exercise does not give a person the strength needed to keep going forward correctly when things are going rough, when trouble hits hard.
During troubling times most people look to many things to give them strength to keep going. They will seek work, friends, drugs, or other distractions to help them survive. Some will end it all in a loss of all hope.
The writer of this psalm says that one needs to look to God’s strength and seek Him.
God is the One who has created everything that there is. He is the One who holds everything that is together. He is the One who controls the storms in the physical world and can control the storms in a person’s life.
Along with having the strength and power to help, God is always there and available. The believer can seek God twenty-four hours a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year, with no fear that God will be busy or not available. There is nothing so big, that God cannot handle it or bring a person through it.
The things that the world looks at for strength are temporary and are not always available as God is available. The things of this world will fail in the end. God will never fail.
During your life, you will have times of struggle and need strength. Turn your eyes to God and seek Him and His strength to make it.
As you focus on God, you will begin to rest in His arms of strength. You will feel His power surge through your body giving you the ability to keep going forward despite the fight against you.
You will also have His peace and comfort during the difficult time knowing that He is in control and will bring you through to the end of the challenge.
Don’t ever give in or give up to a struggle, but hold on to God. His strength has never failed and never will.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the power and strength God has for you; that you will trust God’s strength in your life; and tha you will seek God in all things.