Monday, May 16, 2005

When all hope is lost

"When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place. FOr I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the LORD, ' and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,' declare sthe LORD, 'and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile." -- Jeremiah 29:10-14

Augh. Grace to press in with all my heart. Seek the LORD while He may be found...

Something unoriginal that struck me today: Why do I still seek satisfaction from things that I know are inferior to the pleasures of God? I mean, deep in my heart of hearts, I know that this thing will not satisfy, it will not deliver. Why do I still long and yearn for those things? Is it because I don't truly believe God will satisfy in those dry places? Or is it because lesser desires are often more convenient? Lower barrier of entry?

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