“And Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord; even out of all cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord [yearning for Him with all their desire]. And Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem in the house of the Lord before the new court and said, O Lord, God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven?” 2 Chronicles 20:4-6
When Jehoshaphat heard that his enemies were mighty and powerful he proclaimed a fast in all Judah, and the people gathered to seek the Lord for help, yearning for Him with all their desire. To show his sincerity to God Jehoshaphat proclaimed the fast.
When we have a problem, it is good to spend extra time with God, perhaps using the time we would spend eating or watching television to pray and seek God’s wisdom. Instead of spending an evening with friends telling them all about our troubles and asking for their advice, use that time to go to God first. These types of actions show that we know hearing from God is vital.
“Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I’ll rescue you, and you will give me glory.” Psalm 50:15
The Psalmist knew and experienced that God is the only rescuer in his trouble. That faith helped him to turn to God with confidence.
To seek means to pursue, crave, and go after something with all your might. In other words, a person who seeks is like a starving man in search of food to keep himself alive. The process of seeking is that intense.
“Keep on asking, and you receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you”. Matthew 7:7
Dear friends, insistent seeking of God, I am certain, will give peace and prosperity.
Dear God I wish to seek you in my trouble but sometimes my seeking vanes with my frailty. God, You are merciful. Please hold me when I stumble.by