On my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not.

Songs Of Solomon 3:1 ESV

After reading this passage this morning I spent most of the morning reflecting on one simple question… Have I sought Him lately? Life is crazy with COVID and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. For many, this time has been so very lonely and has left many questioning. Much like Solomon’s love being in her bed at night… The difference is that when sought, Jesus is there.

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13 ESV

You see, if we can honestly answer the question “Have I sought Him?” you would be able to attest. When Jesus is sought, He is there. He is the everlasting King, Prince of Peace, and lover of our souls. When Jesus is sought, He responds and takes care of us in so many incredible ways. When Jesus is sought, hurts are healed, failures are washed away and peace can be found. The problem isn’t Jesus… The problem is that He is not being sought in purity.

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

John 4:24 ESV

Many believers will say they have sought after Jesus… This is true, but they have sought after Jesus’ hand and not His heart. Praying for His blessings, but not more of Him. When Jesus’ heart is sought after we are then blessed with so much. When Jesus’ heart is sought, His hand moves from a place of kindness and love. When Jesus’ heart is sought, His hand moves to make us see our sinfulness. When Jesus’ heart is sought, we are faced with the reality of situations that are out of our control. When Jesus’ heart is sought, all of the worries of this life fade away.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV

To be sought after is one of the greatest blessings in life. Trust me, I love when my wife seeks after me. It makes me feel special and so very loved. Above all, I love knowing that my wife has sought Him and found Him. We live in a special place in time when Jesus is there for us all. When Jesus is sought, He is found. When Jesus is sought… Hope is restored.

The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves. We’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us.

A.W. Tozer
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