I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure. Psalm 119:162
It was a few weeks ago during worship that the Lord spoke sweet words of comfort to me. I thought, “How odd Lord, why are you comforting me? I’m ok, things are going great.” I thought about it for a couple of days and prayed over it, asking the Lord to show me why He was speaking these things to me. I didn’t get it, so I tucked the thoughts in the back of my mind.
This past week I’ve been facing a very difficult trial with a very uncertain outcome. During my time of prayer over this situation the Lord reminded me of those comforting words He had spoken to me weeks earlier. God was preparing me for the trial that was ahead of me. God is so Good!! He knew my heart would have been faint without those loving words of encouragement.
This week God’s word was a great treasure to me, I cant think of anything more valuable. It brought me such peace and comfort. It reminded me of a teaching I heard once about a treasure box. We each have a treasure box to fill as we please, some will fill it with achievements, wealth, and things of this world. While the wise woman will seek out treasures hidden in God’s Word and store them so that when difficulty comes she will have great treasure stored up that she can draw from.
The Lord is our best comforter. He desire to speak to us; to comfort us, encourage us, correct us and love on us. Are we listening? Or are we too busy to hear His voice?
Let us be women that are wise, seeking out God’s Word storing up treasures that are long lasting. If you are having trouble hearing God’s voice, spend time in prayer before you read and ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit and pray that He will give you understanding. Treasure His Word above all else because He treasures you.