Loving God More, Prayer

Seek God Above All Else (3-Minute Devotional)

By Ada Santos

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; the humble shall hear of it and be glad.  Oh magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD. And He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears…This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Psalm 34:1-4, 6

David was fleeing from King Saul.

After Jonathan told him that the king had decided to kill him, David went to King Abimelech in Gath, seeking refuge and help.

However, when David realized he would not find refuge there, but that King Abimelech wanted to kill him, he pretended to be out of his mind and so the king drove him out of his presence.

Then, David wrote this Psalm in which he praised God for having liberated him from seeking help in men, and for having found refuge in the God who can do all things.

David encourages us to cry out to God in our times of need and assures us that God hears us and frees us from all our troubles.

The first person we should seek out in whatever need is our God and Heavenly Father, but sometimes, in our pain or need, we look for help in other people.

And although they may love and desire to help us, those around us don’t have the power of God to change our circumstances for good.

David also encourages us to praise the Lord for who He is and to give Him thanks for the answers to our prayers.

So, when you are faced with a problem, to whom do you tend to run?

Where do you seek refuge?

Remember David’s words and run first and always to the only God who is able!

Missed out on Ada’s previous 3-Minute Devotionals on Prayer? You can find them here.

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[Interested in growing a deeper prayer life? Check out: Becoming a Woman of Prayer–Learning to Be Still on Purpose.]

And as always, Be kind. Be Encouraging. Be a Multiplier!

Love, Lauri

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