How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion!
– Psalm 84:5
The one who trusts God, who finds strength in God, whose heart is seeking God, moving toward His presence, is blessed.
God strengthens those who trust Him. He gives life and protection, grace and glory, joy and blessing. He makes our sorrow life-giving. He hears our prayers. He withholds nothing good from the person who trusts Him.
Do you find this kind of joy in God’s presence? Do you long for it this way? Do you long like this for worship? God strengthens us when we trust Him, but we don’t always trust Him. Why don’t we trust Him?
We often grow embittered, angry, sorrowful, allow our attitudes to be dictated by our circumstances because we don’t trust God. We lose the desire to be in His presence, the joy of worshipping Him, of being with Him because we don’t trust Him as we should.
We need His strength, His grace, His protection, His glory, all the good things He gives to those who trust Him, who seek Him, who truly spend time in His presence. Therefore, we need to seek Him first, to trust Him above all.
Lord God, please change our wills so that we want to trust You at all times and in all things, so that we seek Your presence above all.
It is only by Jesus’ grace and sacrifice that we’re even able to come into God’s presence, to receive His great blessings.