The scripture for today is Jeremiah 29:13
Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah, in giving hope for the captives in Babylon, echoes the words of Moses. “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto you go over Jordan to possess it; you shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. And there you shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood, and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. But if from there thou shalt seek the LORD your God, you shalt find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:26-29 God has always extended His compassion and mercy to His people, even as He knew that they would forsake Him.
There are many today who have turned their backs on God and gone their own way, serving the gods of materialism, self-indulgence, and worldly pleasures. But God does not throw people away, “His hand is stretched out still.” Isaiah 5:29, 9:12, 17, 21 and 10:4 Even to those who claim Him as Lord, but are not walking in obedience to His word, “His hand is stretched out still.” He is not far away; He is ever-present, ever desirous of earnest seekers of righteousness to call out to Him with all of their hearts.
Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Matthew 7:7 “The phrases signify to seek with earnestness, and diligence, and perseverance.” Albert Barnes In other words, with all your heart.
Paul, preaching in Athens, told the unbelieving Gentiles there, “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us.” Acts 17:27 God is an always available God; He is waiting for those who desire Him to seek Him and those who seek Him with all their hearts will find Him. We have His promise.
God bless you as you continue in His service.