Are You Seeking God?

Michael Beck

“The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.” (Lamentations 3:25)

The great difference between the righteous and the wicked is their heart toward God. The righteous reach for God’s involvement in their life. They value His counsel; they depend on His help. The wicked face life on their own; leaning on their own understanding and strength.

God promises that He will be found by all who seek Him. Too often, even the righteous don’t find what they’re looking for. Why? Because God is often doing “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Eph. 3:20) We would have a predictable God. We would put in our request and have it come out just as we ordered. But God is always cooking up something very special for His children that will be a wonderful surprise. “This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.” (Ps. 118:23) In the final analysis, there will be no disappointments for those have waited on God. “… For they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.” (Isa. 49:23)

This then is the crucial thing: not whether we will pray and seek God, but whether we will wait on Him and receive all He would give us, even precious gifts and grace in the present. What are we ultimately after? Are we seeking Someone, or merely some thing from Someone?

God is a great party planner. Seek Him, but give Him the right to order the arrival of all His gifts to you. Each day can be a day of celebration when we are on the receiving end of God’s blessings. “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits …” (Ps. 68:19) In the end, you will have lost count of all the favors you have amassed from the hand of your good, good Father.

“Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” (Psalm 40:5)

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.