In my humble opinion, the simplest truth about God is also the greatest and most profound. It is the key to finding victory over habitual sin. It is the secret to a long and happy life. And it so perfectly sums up what Jesus and His Kingdom is all about. Like so many things in God’s kingdom, a few simple words require tons of background knowledge. Without a proper understanding of who God is, it just doesn’t make any sense. So what is the greatest truth about Jesus?
If you seek God, you will find Him.
Boom, we’re done. That’s it. That’s all there is to it. It is exceedingly simple, yet incredibly difficult. It’s magnificently wonderful, but excruciatingly painful. This promise is repeated throughout Scripture and it’s sweetness permeates every verse in the Bible.
Specifically, I’ve been getting this a lot from Psalm 34 (which I’ve been stuck in for about a week and a half). Verse 4 says, “I sought the LORD and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” Verse 17 reiterates this theme, “The righteous cry out and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.” Going back a couple chapters, Psalm 30:2 says, “O LORD my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me.” Psalm 28:6 says, “Blessed be the LORD, because He has heard the voice of my supplications.”
God hears us. He is always there for us, and He has promised over, and over, and over, and over again that if we look for Him, if we seek Him, if we cry out to Him, then, He will be found, He will hear us, and He will deliver us.
This is so profound. It’s so important. Are you stuck in depression? Seek the Lord, and you will find Him. And He will deliver you. Are you in bondage to sexual impurity? Seek the Lord, and you will find Him. And He will deliver you. Are you crushed beneath a thousand financial burdens and you don’t know what to do? Seek the Lord and you will find Him. And He will deliver you.
Notice, that implicit in this statement is a submission to God. You seek the Lord because you realize that the answer is not to be found within you. We are broken creatures with desperately wicked hearts (Jeremiah 17:9) and we must be honest with ourselves in realizing that if we really are broken and wicked, then the answer to our brokenness and wickedness cannot possibly be found within us. The answer has to lie outside of us. And the answer lies with Jesus.
Also implicit here is that God is the focus. We seek Him, because He is worthy to be sought. He is found by us because His love allows Him to be found by us. And He delivers us because He has the power to do so, He has the love to compel him to do so, and He has the glory that shines when He does so. It’s about Him, friends. Not us.
Seek the Lord. And you will find Him.