“…I will be found by you, declares the Lord…” Jeremiah 29:14
Have you ever misplaced your keys…your wallet…you cell phone? I once lost my cell phone, and I began to tear the house a part, only to discover it was still in my pocket. (No joke, you just can’t make this stuff up!)
When we lose something there is this sense of dread, we become frantic, we tear couch cushions off of sofas, pull every drawer open…all the while double backing and retracing our previous steps in order to find that missing item. Finally when we relocate that missing thing (usually vital item – like the car keys), we exhale with a sense of relief. Have you been there? I am sure you can relate to this!
It reminds me of the parable of the lost coin (Luke 15:8-10). A woman loses this valuable coin and turns her entire house upside down in order to find it, and when she does she calls all of her neighbors to come and celebrate with her. And then Jesus drops the mic with the next sentence: “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (v.10)
The angels (and God himself) celebrates with what was lost is now found again…
Here are some observations about this topic:
-Don’t ever think that you’re insignificant to God and that He doesn’t care about you. -God searches for you when you have lost your way! -You are precious to Him (more than you can imagine).
“…I will be found by you, declares the Lord…” Jeremiah 29:14 Context: God’s people had become corrupt, lost, broken and exiled because of their unfaithfulness. Despite all of that God was still searching for them; still hoping that they would return to Him. All hope was NOT lost!
God said to that generation, and I believe He still says this to our generation today: “I will be found by you.”
If you’re feeling lost today, please know that the maker of the Universe is searching for you. He knows you, loves you, desires for you to know Him. It’s not to late, never too late to return to Him.
Let me ask you two final questions: What are you searching for in life? Is there peace and joy in your heart?
God wants to be found by you… May we never stop running after Him. May we seek after God… May we never stop learning all that we can about this amazing God of ours.