Who’s God Looking For?
by Flora Hartsell Tant
“The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him" (II Chronicles 16:9).
I was just thinking: What or who is God looking for? I remember the words of our dear brother Sewell Hall: "The Lord is looking for people who are looking" and we should be also. The Scriptures tell us who is looking, and just how their needs, as well as ours, are met through His goodness and care.
- Those in grief and sorrow: "Do not fear, for I am with you ... Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand" (Isaiah 41:10).
- Those in affliction and discouragement: "In all their affliction He was afflicted ... And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old" (Isaiah 63:9).
- Those without hope and in despair: "For Thou art my hope; O Lord God, Thou art my confidence from my youth" (Psalm 71:5-6).
- Those needing forgiveness: "But Thou art a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate" (Nehemiah 9:17).
- Those looking for strength and deliverance: "And he said, The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer" (II Samuel 22:2).
- Those looking for a path to follow: "Thou will make known to me the path of life; In thy presence is fullness of joy; in Thou right hand there are pleasures forever" (Psalm 16:11).
- Those who seek peace and a reason for living:
- "Those who love Thy law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble" (Psalms 119:165).
- "He who finds me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord" (Proverbs 8:35).
- "Jesus said to him 'I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me'" (John 14:6).
- "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him" (James 1:12).
Thankfully, He meets and provides all our needs on this earth as we seek to know and do His will. Even more than that, He has prepared a home for us to live with Him eternally. What more could we ask?