Ever lost your keys? I have vivid memories of times that my keys were nowhere to be found while I had an appointment to make. Those are times that are ripe for anxiety. I never gave up searching for them until I found them.
God invites us to seek after Him. There are plenty of signs in our lives that point to our need for Him but it seems that many don’t seek after Him until there’s a crisis at hand. I’m learning to take my anxious thoughts to Him immediately. He is the Prince of Peace. But more than that, I’ve found that His gracious response to my seeking Him is a greater reward than anything this world can offer. There’s fullness of joy in God’s presence. Point your heart in His direction.
Seek the Lord while you can find him.
Call on him now while he is near.
Let the wicked change their ways
and banish the very thought of doing wrong.
Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them.
Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.