You Who Seek God

God, in His mercy, has provided the Way to Him. YAHSHUA, His Son, went through the worst suffering to redeem us to the Father. His broken body, through the merciless flogging until His bones were out of joint, His pierced skin was opened wounds to the bones.  After he ascended to heaven, He became our High Priest, our intercessor and advocate. His love for us extended from the time we sinned against Him. A body was provided for Him; He said to the Father, Here I am, coming to do Your will (Heb. 10:7). He gave up His life to give us eternal life. Mistreated, mocked, abused, made fun of, spat on, crucified, our Redeemer, YAHSHUA demonstrated His love for us.  He invites us all to “Come unto Him, we who are weary and burdened and He will give us rest (Matt. 11:28-29). An invitation to call on His name and be free from our burdens. “Test and know that the Lord is good!”

After the fall, man became alienated from God. His destiny shifted under the control of the devil, who held them guilty to their condemnation.  That was the situation men faced before YAHSHUA’S redemption of men. Separated from God, men have sought other ways to get to Him besides YAHSHUA, but the only way man can have access to God is through His Son. The psalmist said, You who seek God, let your hearts revive and live! (Ps. 69:32b). There is no disappointment for those who seek the true God; for our God will neither slumber, nor sleep, He is never too busy to engage in our needs. He takes pleasure in the prayer of all those who seek Him with all their hearts and minds. David called on the name of the Lord saying, Listen to my words, O Lord, give heed to my sighing and groaning; hear the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to You do I pray; in the morning You hear my voice, O Lord; in the morning I prepare [a prayer, a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait (Ps. 5:1-3). In watching and waiting for the Lord’s answer, David was expressing faith in God. In God alone he had confidence and trusted God to deliver him from his enemies. That was a sweet and pleasant smell unto the Lord God. David declared his trust in God by saying, For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation; He only is my Rock and my Salvation, my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be greatly moved; with God rests my salvation and my glory; He is my Rock of unyielding strength and impenetrable hardness, and my refuge and my refuge is in God! Trust in and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out you hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (Ps. 62:1-2,7-8).

God speaks to us and assures us of His faithfulness in providing for us when we call on Him. In Isaiah 40: 28- 29, 31 the Prophet Isaiah asks these questions, Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding; He gives power to the faint and weary and to him who has no might He increases strength… those who wait for the Lord shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. YAHSHUA said, Seek first of all His kingdom and His righteousness and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. (Matt. 6:33) All our anxieties and worries will be dissipated when our priority is focused on seeking Him first. This is a well- known verse, mentioned many times, but at the same time not practiced to have an effect on our life. The Word of God says, I love those who love Me and those who seek Me early, shall find Me (Prov.8:17). Doors of opportunity to seek the Lord are always open for a time. Not that He will not be available for us, but that our hearts in time will harden toward Him and then there will be no return. He warns us to do so in Isaiah 55:6: Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.

The waves of adversities are many times too strong, blinding our mind to know what to do. Chaos and confusion of the mind take us to the path of doubt and disbelief in our God. It seems to us that He is not fast enough, or that He does not care, or that He has abandoned us in our valley of death. We are not spiritually equipped to face bad circumstances, because we do not know Him personally; we do not know His word, or we do not have mingled faith with His word to be overcomers. So, we sink deeply into the mire of our weak faith or lack of it and blame our troubles on God. Time and time again, we disregard Him as the Source of comfort, relief and deliverance, while we confine our troubles to families and friends, forgetting Him who has the solution to our problems. It is a human thing, always wanting to be in control, even when that belongs to God.  A humble heart will recognize its limitations and will call on God for help in whatever circumstance he needs Him. A prayer away, that’s all combined with a heart that seeks Him. Psalm 91:15 says, he shall call on Me (God), and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. That’s a promise from the Lord’s mouth. Moses prayed, So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom (Ps. 90:12). A heart that knows the measure of the fragility of life; a heart that knows the limitations of life in understanding and realizing the need to seek God.

It is good to draw near to God (Ps. 73:28). You (the Lord) have said, Seek My face; my heart says to You, Your face Lord, will I seek (Ps. 27:8). May this be the desire of your heart, as you walk through your valleys, through decision time. The Lord’s heart desires you to be close to His in whatever circumstance life offers you, for He is mindful of all that happens to you, even the hairs of your head that fall will not go unnoticed.


Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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