“The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.” Psalm 14:2
We are all guilty of it. Taking our problems, our concerns and complaints to others before we take them to God.
He is the one we should go to first when we are seeking wise council.
God drove this point home to me over a year ago. It had been a tough few months. Every thing seemed to be falling apart. My friend Shannon’s cancer had spread to her brain, my Dad was diagnoised with prostate cancer, I had a disappointing b-day and oh, how the list went on and on, but I will spare you. It was summer and all my friends were traveling, busy with camp, the pool, etc. When I tried to talk to them everyone seemed distracted. They were out of town or running out the door to the next activity or obligation. Don’t get me wrong, I am guilty of the same thing. We get in a hurry and fill our schedules to the brim so there is no margin for the things that might pop up.
After the fourth attempt to talk to a friend and getting no where. . . it hit me! God spoke to my heart and I realized I needed to be taking all of this worry and concern to God and trusting Him to be in control.
Let me be clear, I’m not saying we don’t need to seek the council of our friends. God has placed them in our lives to support us, love on us, give us solid Christian advice and hold us accountable. I praise God for my girlfriends everyday!
But the Bible says that, “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.”
I think God was reminding me that above all else, I should first seek Him. He is always available and “not far from each one of us”. He is never on the way out the door, swim team practice, Target or the grocery store. We have a God who craves a relationship with us and desires for us to seek Him daily. Next time you are troubled, have a concern or problem, talk it over with our Lord and Savior first. Seek His council, His comfort and direction. Pray that He provides you with an solution or answer in any way He can. He may speak straight to your heart, send a friend or put you in a circumstance that will give you the answer or peace that you need. He doesn’t promise when or how, but He blesses all those who seek Him.