”You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”
Psalm 63 is a psalm of David when he was in the desert of Judah. It speaks of David’s deep yearning for God during a time when he was faced with challenging and difficult circumstances during his journey in the desert. David had an intimate and deep relationship with God. He knew the awesomeness of God and he had tasted the goodness and the faithfulness of God in his life. And during the difficult circumstances that he was in, David chose to focus on God’s attributes and His character, and to draw close to God to meet his spiritual thirst and hunger. Through it, David experienced closeness and intimacy with the Lord, and found the strength to thrive.
May we all be encouraged to learn from David. Let us draw close to God and seek to deepen our relationship with Him.
When we are faced with difficult circumstances, like David, let us choose to move our focus from our circumstances and shift our eyes toward God as we seek His presence and dwell on His love and His character. In the words of Oswald Chambers: “We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” What a mighty God we serve!
During this period of Lent, may we grow in our intimacy with God. May we make time each day to study and meditate on God’s word and immerse in worship of our almighty God. As we read and study God’s word, may we seek to be convicted in our hearts. With a broken and contrite heart, we allow God’s word to mould us and change us to grow in His likeness. As we journey with Jesus to the Cross, let us seek to grasp more deeply the depth of God’s love and the wonder of His grace. And as we lean on God and hear His heartbeat, let us reach out in our community to pay attention to other people’s needs and to extend our ears and our hands.
Dennis Tan 🙏