Jeremiah 29:13 (NLT)
13If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
When things aren’t going our way, we have this strange idea that God is playing a game of Hide and Seek. It’s like no matter how many times we count and throw in the towel, He still refuses to come out.
As hard as it is to believe, God isn’t hiding from us. In fact, it’s in those moments that we spend calling out for Him that we actually begin to find Him.
The issue is that once we count to 100, we want it to be over. We don’t really want to study Him and search for Him, we just want Him to come out. No effort on our part. Which is quite the opposite of what He wants.
There’s a reason God said if you search for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me. But I think that knowing we may find an answer we don’t want, or a path we’d rather not take makes us not want to search wholeheartedly. Subconsciously, we know that if we search for God, we really will find Him.
So, the question isn’t where is God, but where are you? Who’s really hiding here? God or you?
The author is a youth worker from Hartwell, Georgia.
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