It isn’t always easy to seek the good. It is much easier to find the negative, the hurt, the difficulties. Pain is a steady reminder. The lack of pain we tend to ignore. We are aware when things are not going the way we would want them to go. We are afraid when we seem to have lost our footing. But when do we seek the good?
It seems to take more focus and attention to seek the good. We may be grateful things are going well. We may realize there is a lack of pain or fear. But mostly, we just go on with our daily lives – ignoring the good which surrounds us. It is so easy to do when we don’t constantly seek out the good. When the good is what we desire, we can forget to be thankful when it does happen. Since distress provides such hyper awareness, it could be we become lulled when the distress is gone. What if we made it a point to actually seek the good?
I admit this isn’t always easy. It can seem false. We can become so accustomed to our daily lives finding the good can feel impossible. We may have a tendency to just make up things so we can say we did it. But God has provided so many good things all around us. He has showered us with goodness. It may be we just haven’t spent the time or effort to seek it.
Today, seek the good. God has provided it. We simply need to recognize it.
9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your good.
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