For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11 KJV)
In tough times I remember reciting Jer 29:11 through my tears. My marriage was a shambles, our finances were turned upside down, life seemed rife with struggle. In this scripture I found comfort and strength because it reminded me that the season I was in wasn’t going to last forever.
My focus was so intense on verse 11 that it took me some time to get to the next two verses.
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:12-13 KJV)
God wants to bless us, wants to hear from us and wants to be there for us. This can only happen if our heart is turned toward him. We have to look for God wherever and whatever we are in. Even when things feel bad if we turn our WHOLE heart to God we will find Him. I’m so very thankful that we serve a God who hears us.