Today’s verse: Psalm 63:1
O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
Scripture: Psalm 63
This Psalm was sung when David was hiding from his son Absalom and his army in the wilderness of Judah. David’s Psalms from the wilderness are as special as Paul’s letters from the prison.
More than his situation and shelter (verse 1-4):
Because David knew about God, he was thinking about God even when there was no water or shade to live in the wilderness. This is depicted in the first line of the Psalm, “You are my God.” Just like David, Paul and Silas also sang praises for God even in the prison (Acts 16:19-26). We should also practice visualizing God not only when the situation is favorable for us but also when it is against us.
More than his physical needs and the facilities available (verse 5-8):
We see David clinging to God in his high and low. No matter what the situation is. Even when he doesn’t get enough sleep, he meditates on God. People like Job (Job 13:13-15) and Paul (2 Corinthians 12:7-9) also kept their focus on God even when they had ill health. Ignorance will make us follow God only to meet our worldly needs. Since David gave importance to God – verse 5 –
1) His soul is satisfied.
2) His lips praise God in joy.
More than the problems he faced and the enemies he had (verse 9 -11):
For David, God was more important than the problems that were pressing him down or the enemies that kept following him. That is why even when his enemies fall, he doesn’t rejoice about it. Instead, he rejoices in God. Not worrying about the enemy is a fall for the enemy. It is always better to look unto the God who is near to us than to look at the problems around us.
Why and when do you seek God?
Give me the heart to seek you in all the situations. Amen.