I was asked, “What is the hardest thing about doing ministry for you?” I responded, “It is so hard for me to understand why others are not as excited as I am!” Ever since I was a small child, I had the knack of over-extending myself. I just want to do everything! I don’t want to miss out on an opportunity. In the case of doing ministry, I don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to see Jesus! I always tell people that if you want to see Jesus, you need to be a presence among the poor, the less fortunate, feed the hungry, and care for the lost. Those are the places where Jesus hangs out!
In Psalm 27, the Psalmist, David knows the Lord. No doubt, that David has a strong and faithful relationship with God. David confesses his faith right off the bat – “The Lord is my Light and my salvation…The Lord is the stronghold of my life…Come, my heart says, Seek His face…Your face, Lord, do I seek.” This is how we should live our lives! – Seeking the face of our Lord; lurking in every nook and corner for even just a small glimpse of Him!
King David then says, “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (vv. 13-14) Spending time in the midst of those who are so broken, is very difficult. In fact, it can be heart wrenching. Seeing the Lord is our payoff! God wants us to be there! God wants us to be His hands and feet! God wants us to pray for those who are suffering. God will give us courage. God will keep us strong. The key is do you believe?