June 5, 2020
In Search of You
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“For that is what the Sovereign LORD says: I personally will seek for my sheep and take care of them.” Ezekiel 34:11 (NIV)
He was 2 years previous and fast on his ft. I knew navigating the shop with him within the cart can be the best possibility. It was a fast journey although, and I assumed I’d give him the prospect to maneuver round a bit extra freely.
We have been strolling alongside collectively, however as quickly as we hit a transparent stretch of aisle, he took off operating. I wished to run after him, however my six-month pregnant physique mentioned in any other case.
The state of affairs appeared below management — till he made a rapid flip between the racks of garments. I hurried to achieve the placement the place he made his flip and anticipated to see his little footwear peeking out from his hiding place. However he wasn’t there.
I referred to as his title, however there was no reply. I started looking the whole space, however he was nowhere to be discovered. My mama coronary heart knew he couldn’t have gone too far. I might have seen or heard him, proper?
My search was thorough sufficient to know I now wanted some assist. I couldn’t discover my little boy.
I informed the primary worker I noticed, and so they instantly issued an alert throughout the shop. It was superb to look at everybody cease what they have been doing in an try to assist me discover my son. After a couple of minutes, the doorways of the shop have been locked to make sure nobody went in or out whereas the search continued.
That’s once I paused for a minute to hope, asking God to assist us discover him sooner slightly than later. As I stood there within the aisle, I heard somebody shout, “Right here he’s!”
My little boy, figuring out he’d gone a bit too far this time, had curled up below a rack and hidden himself, too afraid to return out. A direct sense of reduction and gratitude rushed over me. I used to be grateful that God answered so shortly, that my little boy was discovered safely and that everybody had paused to assist.
Giving my boy the largest hug, I informed him I used to be glad he was discovered safely. Then I tried to calm my frightened son by letting him know he didn’t have to cover when he felt afraid or had executed one thing improper. I bolstered that he was liked, and there was nothing he might do that might change that.
Think about for a second should you’ve had an analogous expertise with God. Is there an space in your life that’s gotten away from you? Do you stay silent when He calls your title? Are you curling up below your circumstances with a false sense of safety? Or do you concern what you’ll face should you dare come out out of your hiding place?
Ezekiel 34:11 tells us, “For that is what the Sovereign LORD says: I personally will seek for my sheep and take care of them.”
My good friend, it doesn’t matter what you’ve executed. God is looking for you and needs your secure return.
He’s prepared to close down all regular operations, dispatch a crew of helpers, and monitor you down with a view to restore an intimate relationship with you. You’re liked, and there’s nothing you might do that can change that.
So, don’t be afraid to disclose the place you might be. When you need assistance otherwise you wish to be rescued, God Himself is looking for you and can take care of you. You now not have to cover.
Expensive God, forgive me once I stray from You, stay silent when You name, or I maintain tight to a false sense of safety. You alone are my refuge, and no a part of me can stay hidden from You. Assist me strategy Your throne of grace with confidence and are available to You with all that I’m going via. In Jesus’ Title, Amen.
TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Jeremiah 23:24, “‘Can anybody disguise himself in secret locations in order that I can not see him?’ says the LORD. ‘Do I not fill heaven and earth?’ says the LORD.” (AMP)
Isaiah 30:18, “Due to this fact the LORD waits [expectantly] and longs to be gracious to you, and subsequently He waits on excessive to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed (joyful, lucky) are all those that lengthy for Him [since He will never fail them].” (AMP)
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REFLECT AND RESPOND:
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