The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. (Psalm 34:10)
Lions are symbols of strength. One does not immediately associate a lion with being weak and weary, but here David brings across the point that no matter how strong we think we are, we have our limits and if they have been tested to the max, we may be rendered weak –devoid of strength to carry on.
Now the antidote: Though the strongest among us are susceptible to growing weak and tired, those who seek the Lord will never lack anything needful for their well-being. They are cared for by the God who is their Provider, simply because they believed Him to be their provider. Their faith in Him allows them entrance to unlimited resources. There are many accounts in the Bible where the children of the Lord grew weak and weary, but the Lord faithfully came to their rescue.
The Israelites, as they made their exodus out of Egypt, often grew weak and weary but the Lord, in His faithfulness, supplied them with all they needed time after time. Elijah ran from Jezebel and grew weary to the point that he wanted to give up and die, but the Lord sent an angel to feed him and give him strength to continue in his journey.
This is a promise for those who seek the Lord. David expressly singles out those who seek Him when he relates this promise from God. “But those who seek the Lord lacks no good thing.” God cannot be our emergency button. We never think of an emergency button consciously every day. We may be vaguely aware of its existence, but we would only go to it when we are in trouble. Our God deserves better treatment than an offhand awareness of His presence. Seeking God is a daily exercise and in seeking Him we honor Him.
There are many ways to daily seek the Lord. We can seek Him through studying His word. We can seek Him in prayer, in praises, in gratitude or in quietly meditating on His goodness and His marvelous creation. We would only seek the presence of someone we love, wouldn’t we?
Now, for those who live a life of seeking God will find that their every need is met. They will not grow tired and weary. They will walk and not be faint. The Lord stills every hunger of those who seek Him. Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled. Nothing lacking. Fully satisfied by the Master.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)
“Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon. ” (Isaiah 55:6-7)
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)
- Asking God to save us, then putting Him in the back seat. (pastormikesays.wordpress.com)
- Finding God’s Comfort in the Midst of Hopelessness (nackynice.wordpress.com)