Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
“Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, do I seek. Psalm 27:8
A favorite scripture - This verse has become very important to me in recent months in my walk with the Lord. It has moved me much closer to and made me much more dependent on Jesus. During the fall, I experienced several uncertainties which caused much concern. Long periods of waiting. I exhausted myself trying to get answers online and trying to solve problems which might never happen. I reached a point where I knew I had to stop. But how? In a timely devotion, Ps. 27:8 was highlighted. It gave me the help I needed. I repeated it, seeking Jesus' face, multiple times many days. Immediately, I felt release from everything that was concerning me. I realized I was not in control. Over the next several days I found that I no longer had the pull toward the computer and I no longer thought about future possible problems, let alone solving them.
I now "seek His face" every day. I think that to seek His face brings one to an intimate relationship with Jesus, one that can make our walk with Jesus during Lent even more spiritually gratifying. It's a short verse, but powerful.
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your presence with us. Thank you that when we call out to you, you are there, and you listen. Thank you for the assurance that no matter what we face you will walk with us. Thank you for helping us through scripture. Amen.
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