Psalm 63:1-2 – “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.”
Psalm 63 is prefaced as such, “A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.” In the wilderness, David would have experienced a heightened thirst for water to wet his parched throat. When we feel thirsty, we immediately reach out for our water bottles. We don’t wait till the thirst becomes unbearable. As soon as we feel thirsty, we head out in search of water. And that was exactly how David sought the Lord.
Seeking the Lord early, doesn’t just mean before daybreak. We need to seek God early in our need. We don’t have to wait and see if a situation will get resolved by other means. We don’t need to hesitate before we present our requests to God in prayer.
Seek God early in the problem, before it becomes unmanageable. Seek His face the second you face temptation. Ask for God’s guidance before you make a major decision. Seeking God early will save you a lot of trouble down the line. Today, you may be waiting for answers or solutions… But in all the waiting, don’t forget to seek God Himself. He will give you the wisdom, grace and strength you need to overcome your daily struggles.