This morning, I opened the YouVersion Bible app on my phone, which I try to do each morning. At the top of the screen was the verse of the day.

I read 1 Chronicles 16:11.

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

I immediately thought, what a great verse to memorize! And I read it again.

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

After reading it a few more times, I realized that the words of that verse would not stop resonating in my thoughts.

Its words became a repeating loop in my mind.

Almost everyone has experienced getting a song stuck in their heads.

But this was unlike anything that I had ever experienced. I had never been as captivated by a scripture verse as I was today.

I pondered its meaning.

No matter what we encounter, God has the strength to help us in our time of need.

Yet how often do we try to solve our problems independent of Him?

No matter what trial He brings our way, He is available to lift us and carry us in His strong arms.

Yet how often do we seek Him?

Our Heavenly Father knows our deepest needs, and His resources are limitless. Yet, sometimes, His methods surprise us, and we are left floundering in water over our heads.

At such times, we must remember we are adopted sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us and cares about every detail of our lives. Those who have accepted Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, whose sins God has forgiven, are members of God’s family.

When we remember who God is and relinquish control to Him, it drives us back into His loving embrace, where He can comfort us and help us through any tribulation.

If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior and have not received God’s forgiveness and adoption into His family, don’t wait. His arms are wide open to welcome you in.

God’s gift of forgiveness and eternal life is free and available without partiality to all who will believe. Seek Him, and enter into His grace.

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
-1 Chronicles 16:11

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