“Lord, are you there?”
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“If you seek Him, He will be found by you…”
1 Chronicles 28:9b
The stairs seem to go on forever at Silver Creek Falls. “Will we ever get to the end?” asks the tired hiker. It’s been a long day and he is anxious to reach the journey’s end.
Does your journey seem to stretch out before you forever? Does each day seem the same as the last and you grow tired and weary? Does your spiritual journey seem tiresome and do you feel alone and without hope?
Or maybe you have been seeking an answer from God and He doesn’t seem to answer or even show Himself interested in your quest. Perhaps you have been seeking rest, respite, healing, forgiveness, or resolution. Will the Lord hear you? Will you ever get relief?
“If you seek Him, He will be found by you.” The words stood out to me from the pages of my Bible. God’s promise to me on a weary journey, words of assurance to a stressed traveler. And from Isaiah, even more assurance, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak… those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.”
Life is not an endless stairway that leads to nothing. But for those who believe in Jesus Christ, there is hope, there is strength, there is rest. Our Lord Jesus has trodden the way of sorrows for you and me, His promises are not empty words, but words of life for the weary traveler.
If you seek Him, He will be found. For when you sought Him not, He came looking for you. And He who knows every hair of your head and every sparrow that flies, will not forget you for whom He suffered and died.
Lord Jesus, in my seeking, grant me faith in your love and promises for me. Amen.
Text and Picture Copyright Steve Nickodemus