Search for the Lord and for his strength, and keep on searching. Psalm 105:4
Sometime in our search for answers, we pray, but it does not feel as if God is out there. When we read the Bible, it seems dull and lifeless. Have any of these concerns ever crossed your mind? Have you ever felt like God is not listening to your prayers? You are not alone. Many before you, like David, felt the same, but they were able to prove that God is faithful.
Consider the words of Psalms 105 in today’s OT bible reading, which recall the many wonders God did for Israel—the miracles that helped them and the judgments on their enemies. David knows about spiritual dryness, and he knows that remembering can help a believer get through these times.
However, if you make the mistake of not remembering God’s goodness to you, Psalms 106 will teach you about learning from your mistakes. David knew that even God’s people sometimes lose heart in their pursuit of God. Yet He also had discovered a remedy: remembering the way that God had helped His people in the past (Psalms 105:5).
God has always worked in the lives of His people, and He will continue to do so today. He is not far away but close by. That is why we should Search for the Lord and keep on searching.
Whenever you feel far from God, remember His specific deeds in your life, as David did. Persist in seeking God. If you cannot remember them, start writing them down, and read the Bible’s reminders of God’s past works. Then pray through your needs and thank God for his help.
Dear Father, thank you for all you have done in my life. Thank you for revealing yourself to me. Thank you for the life I have in Christ Jesus. In Jesus name, I pray, amen.