Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Keep Seeking

Psalms 10:1

O Lord, why do You stand so far away?
Why do You hide when I am in trouble?

When you're in the midst of a bad time....when you just can't seem to get your thoughts you feel this way?  That's me....I do....and I think it's because He isn't really letting me feel that He is right there with me.  My thought is....He wants me to just know that He is with me....through it all....all the time!  He wants me to trust....have faith....that He hasn't....never will....leave me.  He wants me to bring my problem to Him instead of retreating inside.  I wonder....

How many of us do that?! 

That takes me back to a verse I have read many times....

Psalms 9:10

Those who know Your name trust in You,
For You, O Lord, do not abandon those
who search for You.

I love this verse and believe that David really believed what he was saying.  I too believe that the Lord won't abandon us.  I am reminded of another verse as well....

Jeremiah 29:13

And you will seek Me and find Me,
when you search for Me with your whole heart.

Keep seeking....praying....trusting....believing....with everything you have in you....until you know....beyond any doubt....that all is well....

"until we see JESUS....face to face"


  1. Hi Chelle,

    Yes, I feel like this when the storms come in. I believe part of it is a test from Him to see if I will continue to trust Him and part of it is our enemy making me feel guilty, like it is wrong for me to pray and seek Father because of sin in my life. It is times like this that I cry out "Help me Jesus!" Jesus always comes to my rescue removing the cloudy thoughts and showing me that He indeed paid the price for my sins and through Him I can approach Daddy.

    I too tend to retreat inside instead of coming to Him. Sometimes I need to force myself to say good morning Father instead of being lethargic and hiding. I know this is warfare and it gets really intense sometimes.

    Ephesians 6:13
    Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

    I like to think about this verse when I feel like this. I imagine this armour; the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of Truth, the gospel for my footwear and God's Word as my sword. I figuratively pick these up and put them on and then proceed to walk in them. Often I imagine the arrows of the evil one bouncing off that shield of faith, then I can feel the difference between what is really my feelings and what are the feelings the enemy is placing on me. Once I see the attack then I can clearly fight back in prayer and can whole heartily seek Father knowing He is there watching and protecting, testing and stretching me beyond my comfort zone.

    All is well hon, keep seeking Him and pressing in during these tough times. In faith reach out and that attack will dissolve into thin air with you the stronger in Him for it.


  2. I feel like that sometimes too...and then I remember the secret...
    The Lord inhabits the praises of His people, and in his presence is fullness of Joy.
    So, That means when I find myself at the lowest, scariest, darkest...I am to praise him.
    It works...tried and true.
    Whenever I'm in one of those 'funks' I just start talking to the Lord about it...even though I don't feel his presence, I talk honestly about my lack of faith or enthusiasm, and then I usually imagine him chuckling a bit and then I imagine him watching as I make choices to either try and fill in the 'void' with worldly entertainment or pastimes, or whether I will pick up my bible, or search the internet for some good Christian blogs or songs to enjoy.
    He is not far away, we just tend to sometimes allow the background noise to distract us.
    Blessings & Love~ Lisa