This was my “focus verse” in 2004, a year that proved challenging in so many ways. I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to wallow in despair, to roll over and give up. God knew what He was doing when He set that verse in my heart. Again and again circumstances tried to overwhelm me, but I repeated the verse and did what it said–sought His face, looked to Him and His strength–circumstances took a backseat to His power and presence. If you’re in desert land right now, don’t give up. Instead, look up and seek His face. His strength is your enough.