“Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me.
 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.
 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger;
 You have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.
 Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.
 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord

 Psalm 27:7-10, 13-14

God is not hiding from you. Yet, to find Him you must patiently seek Him out. God wants to be pursued. He wants to know that you believe He is worth searching for. Many say they can’t find God; that they can’t hear His voice. But if you want to discover God’s nearness, you must create space to seek Him. If you want to know Him, you must start by telling Him. Open His Word and set your gaze on Him. You’ll discover that He is worth far more than whatever you invest in the search.

 In the midst of the fray and fury, keep your eyes on Jesus. He is fighting for you. Emmanuel is near. Though accusations fly and the enemy assaults your thoughts, though people try to cut you down and drag your name through the mud, though schemes are launched and temptations roar, though your flesh fails and screams for revenge, your hope is in the One who fights for you. You are safe in God’s love and in the power of His mighty name. God has no equal. No rivals. No shortages. No needs. He is before all things, and at the end of the day he will be the last one standing.

The world is filled with “little g” gods, but our God made the heavens and the earth. No one compares to Him. No one even comes close. So, as you wait on Him, give Him praise. Maybe your circumstances appear to be upside down, but His throne is decidedly right-side up! Praise Him in the waiting. Exalt Him in the wonderings. Don’t ask for much today, just keep lifting up the Name above every name. Let that Name ground your heart and still your soul. Let your praise drown out all others who contend for your allegiance and affection. When you do, your very song will lift your thoughts to the very highest place.

Adapted from “Waiting here for You” by Louis Giglio