God seeks out those who love Him and love His commands so that He can bless, guide, and protect them.

This does not mean that everyone who is prosperous or healthy has found favor with God. Nor does it mean that those whom the Lord favors will never suffer difficulties.

Many people in the Bible had the Lord’s favor but also suffered hardship. Heroes such as Noah, Moses, Daniel, and Mary were favored of the Lord, but they also struggled with difficulties like anyone else.

Those who are favored of God know that God is with them and that nothing can happen to them apart from His good purpose. They have His ear as they walk through dark valleys and know that their struggle to remain true to Him will not go unrewarded.