Devotional – Seek, Inquire and Require God

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Seek and Require God

Lamentations 3: 22-26 It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His tender compassions do not fail.  They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.  The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being; therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him.  The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him.  It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

 Psalm 22: 26 The poor and afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; they shall praise the Lord—they who diligently seek for, inquire of and for Him, and require Him as their greatest need. May your hearts be quickened now and forever!

In both instances, these words “seek, inquire and require God”, were written in times of great distress and ruin. In Lamentations, the destruction of Jerusalem had just occurred and King David was facing many a foe when he wrote this Psalm.

Keep Your Focus on God

Their situations were terrible and no answer or relief was in sight. Yet, they emphasized how good and merciful God really is. In all of their difficulty and destruction, they kept their focal point. That is, that if you seek and require God and inquire of the Lord, then it will be well with you and you shall eat and be satisfied.

It’s real easy to look at all the problems that we face sometimes. One of the obvious reasons is that it’s right there in our faces. We see it every day, we deal with it every day, it’s like a sore point in our lives.

Take Your Eyes Off The Problems

To seek (or search for), to inquire (or request) and to require (to have need of) the Lord by necessity takes our eyes off our problems and places them on a God who is good and who will feed us and we will be satisfied.

God, who is compassionate and faithful towards us, will stand by His word. If you are facing a situation in your life today – take your focus off of it and turn your eyes towards the Lord. Seek His face, call upon Him, require Him as necessary to life, His Word is not created to fail – He will answer your cry.

May His grace be sufficient now and always, Amen.

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1 thought on “Devotional – Seek, Inquire and Require God”

  1. Taking our eyes off Jesus is the most dangerous thing we could ever do. Paradoxically, it is also the easiest. We can let past hurts, troubles, or even good things distract us from the ultimate prize, which is Jesus Christ alone. I feel keeping my eyes upon Jesus is rarely an easy thing. My old, fleshly natures conspire against any attempt to remain faithful to the Savior. We can forget that our reward is Christ Himself and wander off into the vain pursuit of other things. We can allow the cares of this fallen world to push us away from our Heavenly Father instead of looking to Him in the middle of our troubles and pain, but please DON’T leave His amazing care, because we cannot help ourselves, we cannot do everything ourselves….we need Him,for He can do things we cannot do, He can solve the problems we cannot solve. He will Strengthen us and increase our Faith for the race ahead, so please keep your eyes on the One who loved you first.

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