If I had to choose one prayer that I have prayed more than any other, it is one directly from this song. “Find me, I’ll wait for you.” I have prayed that prayer through each struggle, feeling of separation, seasons of depression, when I’m overwhelmed, and most certainly when I hear the lies that I have to SEEK Him harder to find Him because that is His requirement for relationship with Him and for Him to work in my life.
“And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it; but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.” And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them. Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Luke 2:40-50
When we seek God and we don’t hear His voice in our lives we sometimes believe it as an indictment against us. We reason that He must not care about us or even love us. So, we seek harder, we go to others who we know hear from God, or we go to our friends and family members and wonder and inquire of them what the will of God is in our lives. This often times sets us up for even more rejection or advice that sends us in the wrong direction; which in turn leads us to feeling more rejection. It is not that seeking God is bad. The scripture makes it clear that it is not, but I want to introduce you to a different perspective today. One that requires receiving and waiting at its core. One that requires silencing our urge to fear, thus control. One that requires us to trust Him; to believe that He hears you and is accomplishing God’s will in your life and in the Earth and that He sees the big picture. I am asserting today that God will find you wherever you are. It doesn’t matter how lost you are. It doesn’t matter how wounded you are, how sinful you are, or how miserably you have failed. You are not too far from His grasp. Make my prayer your prayer today and you will see your God like never before! Find Me God, Find Me, I’ll wait for YOU!!