June 16, 2022
All I Want Is You
“I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me … Then I pray to you, O LORD. I say, ‘You are my place of refuge.’” – Psalm 142:4-6 NLT
David felt discouraged and overwhelmed. As he looked around, he faced serious problems. He might have counted on others to help but, in his hour of need, he felt forgotten. No one cared enough to come to his aid. In this position of desperation, he realized he could count on God. No one else might care, but God promised that He cared. He would hear him and save him.
He realized God was “all I really want in life” (v. 5). Nothing else mattered but seeking, serving, pleasing, obeying, and trusting God. In dark times, when no one else cared, God was his refuge. When he felt alone and abandoned, he could turn to God.
When all the power, riches, and pleasures of this world passed away, the things of God still were sweet and satisfying. When he was backed into a corner and his persecutors seemed too strong for him, he could count on God to rescue him. As he made God the focal point of his life, his perspective changed. He suddenly had hope.
Remember that others may fail you or fall short. But the Bible urges you to remember that you can depend on God and trust Him. He never changes.
Today, seek Him with your whole heart. Dedicate your time, talents, and treasures to Him. Be honest and share your deepest needs with Him. Develop a passionate intimacy with Him!
Reflection Question: Do you need to repent of seeking satisfaction in worldly things?