Devotional | Through and Through
Discovering His goodness in our weakness.
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you, I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water." (Psalm 63:1 NIV).
In Psalm 63 David is crying out to God while he is in the desert of Judah. Although David was in the desert and without water, He chose to look to God. In the natural David was left with nothing, and yet He understood He had what was needed. In David’s weakness He is reminded of God’s goodness. David paints us a picture of true surrender, in our weakness we can trust in His love which remains the same. In weakness we become vulnerable; giving God an opportunity to manifest His power.
The encounters we have had with God are to be remembered in moments of hopelessness. David states, “I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.” (Psalm 63:2 NIV) He was taking the time to dwell on what God had already done for him, and in this discovered the living hope, “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live." (Psalm 63:3-4 NIV)
God intends to fully satisfy our needs, and it is His good pleasure to do so. He does not desire to withhold Himself in our weakness, rather He hungers for us to draw near, “Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.” (Psalm 63:7-8 NIV)
Our weakness does not intimidate God, nor is He disappointed by it. He is simply moved by our hearts. So, this week why not rejoice in weakness, trusting that it is the beginning of strength?