Seek & Find

Recently, I have found myself in need of seeking. Seeking for a home, a grocery, gas stations, home improvement type stores, plant stores, playgrounds, a bible study, social groups, playmates for my kids….really the list goes on and on.  In all that seeking and (thankfully, mostly) finding; I am reminded of the grace and goodness of the Lord. That no matter where I am, He knows me.

He knows me.

He searches me and knows me.

That knowledge is overwhelming…

It overwhelms my fears, my complaints, my negative self-talk. It overwhelms me with gratitude, unexplainable peace and love that know no bounds.

We sang this hymn our first Sunday in Germany…

O God, you search me and you know me.
All my ways lie open to your gaze.
When I walk or lie down, you go before me:
Ever the maker and keeper of my days.

You know my resting and my rising.
You discern my purpose from afar,
and with love everlasting you besiege me:
In ev’ry moment of life or death, you are.

Before a word is on my tongue, Lord,
you have known its meaning through and through.
You are with me beyond my understanding:
God of my present, my past and future too.

Although your Spirit is upon me,
still I search for shelter from your light.
There is nowhere on earth I can escape you:
Even the darkness is radiant in your sight.

For you created me and shaped me,
gave me life within my mother’s womb.
For the wonder of who I am, I praise you:
Safe in your hands, all creation is made new.

Paraphrase of Psalm 139
Composer: Bernadette Farrell (b. 1957)

Maybe you have found yourself searching and in need of Christ’s overwhelming presence in your life. I am finding that I need to seek Him continually…. You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13.  Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

I love that the promises of God are true. From the times of King David to Jeremiah; to when Jesus walked the earth; to me and you today….His promises are true, His Word is truth. Be encouraged; seek and you will find.

 

 

 

 

 

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1 thought on “Seek & Find”

  1. This is a perfect reminder that no matter you want for your plans and for your journey the one that Christ has paved for you removes the need to seek and find alone. You get what He has found for you, for what you are forever blessed with.

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