Psalm 63:1-5 “O God, you are my God, and I long for you. My whole being desires you; like a dry, worn-out, and waterless land, my soul is thirsty for you. Let me see you in the sanctuary; let me see how mighty and glorious you are. Your constant love is better than life itself, and so I will praise you. I will give you thanks as long as I live; I will raise my hands to you in prayer. My soul will feast and be satisfied, and I will sing glad songs of praise to you.”
This morning, I wrote a similar song to the Lord as I journaled my thoughts. I believe that this is why God had such close relationship with David, calling him ‘the apple of His eye’. It’s the love songs, the pouring out of ones heart to another, that creates strong bonds of relationship. Think of your closest friend who has seen you at your worst and best. The exchange of deepest dreams, the look of love, the understanding glance. If you’ve been friends for years, you just ‘know’ when somethings wrong, when their heart is heavy, when they just need a friend.
Well, that’s who God longs to be to us. An intimate friend that is closer than any other. Unless we trust Him enough to share our deepest wounds and our greatest joys with him, we will never develop that ‘knowing’ trust I’m talking about. With each one of us, that kind of relationship can take a long time to develop, but with God, it only takes a moment.
Start in the Psalms and read it out loud to the Lord just as David spoke the words long ago, make it your own hearts cry. Weep before Him. Close your eyes and picture him wrapping you in his arms of love. Now rest in that place and know that his love for you is constant, never changing, always present, even when you don’t ‘feel’ he’s there.
“For He, God Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down or relax My hold on you! Assuredly not!” Hebrews 13:5b Amp. There is nothing to get you through your day like an encounter with God. Relax! He’s got this!
Father, early in the morning will I rise up and seek You, for I know that You are near, as close as the mention of Your name. How I sense Your sweet presence upon me as I wait. You fill me up with wave upon wave of Your Spirit. It pulses through me with every beat of my heart. You know me, every dirty secret, every flaw, every tear and yet You stay. Your Love washes it all away until it remains a distant memory of my past. I lay my head on Your breast and feel the tender touch of Your hand, stroking my hair. My love. All consuming fire, You’re my hearts desire and I worship You.