Don't Hide but Seek

Guest post by my friend, Nancy Newell from her Wordpress blog, msmcword.  Thanks, Nancy for permission to share here at RoadReportJOURNAL. 

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Recently, I misplaced one of my rings. I had no idea what happened to the ring-it was as if it just disappeared from my finger.

When I was searching for it I looked in my jewelry box, my car, the pockets of my clothes, and just about any place else that I could think of. But I had no luck in finding it so I finally gave up and figured that it was lost forever.

But one day I was lifting up one of the cushions on my sofa. And guess what I saw under the cushion? My ring! I do not remember how the ring got there, but I am just glad that I found it.

I think this is also what happens with my faith sometimes. It is not that I quit believing in God; it is more like I do not seek Him.

For example, I had been having pain and discomfort from a medical procedure that I had in April of this year, and at times it was hard for me to see God through the pain. And this was not because He was not here with me-He was just as much here as He is all the other times. Rather, my being blind to Him was because I focused on the pain instead, and I let it become a spiritual fog (and this also happens with anything negative going in in my life).

So, when I find myself in this “fog” I feel a sense of comfort knowing that-unlike with my ring-I do not need to search all over the place for God. I can just sit quietly in prayer, or read God’s words, and then once again my connection with God returns.

And a reminder for me that God never leaves can be found in the following verse from 2 Corinthians 15:2: “The Lord is with you when you are with him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.”

Yes, there is nothing better for me to find than my precious Lord.

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1) Nancy's original post: Don't Hide but Seek published June 21, 2017
2) Image Source: Where is God?