Seek and Find

One of the frequent activities I see visitors engaged with in the hospital are those simple seek and find word puzzles. You know, the ones with rows and columns of letters where you have to look through the list of words and then find the word somewhere in that matrix. They are ubiquitous in the hospital waiting rooms and gift shops. So when God calls us to seek Him find, of course my brain goes right to the puzzle.

Of course God is looking for more than puzzles here. But I think there is a truth in this. When you work such a puzzle, you know the answer is in there somewhere, even if you haven’t found it yet. We have this confidence that if we look hard enough, we will eventually find the word and mark it to show its location. I believe we can have that same confidence when looking for God in tough situations.

God calls us to seek Him. That means we can be confident that God can be found. Sometimes it is hard to see Him, but God not only calls us, but wants to be found. All it takes is time and patience.

So if you are looking for God today and it doesn’t seem easy to find, slow down, look more carefully. Be patient. He is there.

God help me to be patient today in my search. I know sometimes circumstances cloud my thinking and make it difficult to see You, but I know you are there. Help me find You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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