Psalm 105:4 Seek His Strength

Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore! Psalm 105:4

Strength and energy are some things that people are always desiring to have more of in their lives. People are often worn out and tired right from the beginning of the morning as they arise for the day. At the end of the day they are even more tired. Strength is sought for in exercising, change of diet, and adding supplements to their diet, yet it often falls short. This is even more true when disaster strikes one’s life and one does not have the strength to keep moving forward.

The psalmist says to seek the Lord and His strength, to seek His face forever.

People want to be stronger. Often it is to be stronger to rule over others or to be better than others around them. Books and articles abound on how to be stronger in every area of life imaginable. Millions of dollars are spent annually on ways to increase one’s strength, often to only fail or fall short.

The world is seeking a physical strength that is severely limited and often fails. It is a temporary strength and found only in one’s own abilities. There is always someone that is stronger.

Instead of seeking the temporary physical strength of self and the world, believers are to seek out God and His eternal and infinite strength. God, who created everything in this world and holds it together by His power, has all the strength one needs for any situation one may be going through.

He has strength in peace, comfort, physical strength, forgiveness, love, mercy, wisdom, guidance and much more, and He is willing to share it with those who seek Him and His strength. God gives the believer the strength to make it through any situation in life.

As with most people, you have days in which you feel weak or worn out without any strength left. Do not allow yourself to fall into despair and seek the temporary and weak strength of this world. Put all of your focus upon seeking God and His strength. Lean on Him and His guidance in your life to give you what you need to make it through whatever situation you may be going through in your life. God created you, loves you and is ready and willing to give you what you need to keep growing and moving forward.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek God with all of your life; that you will seek God’s strength in your life; that you will know the strength of God; and that God will fill you with His strength to accomplish His will in your life.

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Psalm 46:1 Available Help

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Help wanted signs are found hanging in windows of many businesses. It often seems that managers never have enough help to get the job done and some are frantic about the shortage problem. In the same way, many people are searching for a safe place, strength and help to make it through the work challenges of life. Sometimes they are able to find some temporary help to make it, but often those helps fall short and stop very quickly or are not even available due to the time.

The psalmist writes that God is their refuge, strength and very present help in times of trouble.

In every city across America there are various groups that are supposed to be available twenty-four hours a day to help the community. These are the police, firemen, and emergency personnel. Although they are available around the clock, they are not always immediately present to help. It takes time for one to call them and then for them to arrive.

Believers have One that is a refuge, strength and ever-present help at all times. God is always there and available to help in any way that a person needs, not just physical needs, but mental and spiritual needs.

God was there when the three Hebrew men were thrown into the fiery furnace. God was there when Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den. He was a help when Elijah was fleeing in the wilderness. He was there when the disciples were on a boat during a storm. He was there when the apostles were thrown into prison.

In the same way God is immediately present in the life of every believer to be the needed refuge, strength and help. This can bring peace and hope to every believer in every situation.

You have probably had times in which you needed some help, but had no friends or family around to help. You may have felt alone and weak. Yet, even in those times there is One who is available to help you. God is with you in every situation, good or bad, to be your strength and present help.

Seek God and put your trust in Him to be what you need in the moment. God will help you go through the fire and not be permanently burned or harmed. He IS your very present help in time of trouble.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God as your refuge; that you will know God as your strength; that you will know God is always there to help you; and that you will know His presence at every moment in your life.

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