Seeking the Lord


They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul. All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the Lord gave them rest on every side.   2 Chronicles 12 & 15

Where is your relationship with the Lord? Do you know Him well? Do you enjoy spending time with Him and His Word? Maybe you just met the Lord and don’t really know where to go from there, or maybe you’re somewhere in the middle. Enjoying a relationship with Him at times, but struggling to find Him when your days are full of missed opportunities, painful mistakes, and selfish pursuits.

For me the Lord seems far away sometimes, and I can’t really blame Him, I don’t even like to be around myself when I’m feeling grumpy. However, the word tells us The Lord is always with us. We will not be shaken, for He is right beside us.” Psalm 16:8

If the Lord is always with us, it’s not like we have to go looking for Him. No matter how our day has gone, God is right beside us, waiting for us to turn to Him and share our day with Him, good or bad. The formula for finding the Lord, or for realizing He is with us always, seems to be our own heart attitude. Are we sincerely seeking Him, wholeheartedly, or are we just feeling grumpy and wondering why the Lord seems far away?

Seek God daily with all your heart and soul no matter what your attitude or failures and you will experience a growing, joyful relationship with the Lord that will bring you rest in every aspect of your life.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, help us seek you with a whole heart and know fully that you are always with us. Amen.

Published by Linda Colby

Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

2 thoughts on “Seeking the Lord

  1. It is so true Linda, as you have said, that when we feel grumpy and do not like ourselves, that we feel God has moved. He hasn’t and He never will because He knows deep down in our hearts how much we love and need Him in our daily lives. Being single, I talk to Him all the time. I love that He is always available when friends and family are not. I turn to Him and He turns to me. It does not mean that things are always solved that minute or that I instantly feel better, but I feel His warmth and comfort right when I need it. Blessings, Susan


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