“Open my eyes that I may see
wonderful things in your law”
“What about me!” When things get tough and I’m feeling down it is so easy for that cry to rise to my lips.
This morning in my reading it struck me how often some of the kings of Israel would immediately turn to the Lord in a problem. They went to find out what He had to say – and not only to plead for help. Sometimes His response was challenging where they had been guilty of ongoing sin – whilst at others it was encouraging and affirming.
I know for myself that when I have gone seeking Him in prayer and Scripture He invariably responds with a direct word or a biblical passage. Sometimes the response has been immediate whilst at others He has quietly waited until He has brought me to a better spiritual place – often where I am quieter and prepared to listen!
Again and again He has spoken to me through a word that has caught my attention whilst reading. As I have paused, there has come a stillness and quietness within and I have been comforted, encouraged and strengthened by His presence and response.
He does not always remove the problem but the knowledge of His intimate and loving presence has given me peace. And I have walked forward with Him.
What God wants to say in a situation is more precious than my demands
Father, You are with me always – and You care so much for me and about me. Help me to stay close to You and to trust You with all of me. Amen.