You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
One thing you need to understand about the nature of God is that He is NOT AFRAID OF YOU! He’s certainly not afraid of your mess and He’s not afraid you are going to tell Him something He doesn’t want to hear.
He knows EVERYTHING about you. He sees EVERY PART of your broken heart and He knows, more than you do, how it is affecting your life. He’s a good Father that wants you to admit that you’re struggling, not so that He can condemn you, but so that He can heal you.
So when He asks you to seek Him with your WHOLE heart, He is actually inviting you to expose every part of your heart to His loving kindness. He’s telling you that you can seek Him in those moments that broke your heart.
He’s not afraid of you asking Him “Where were you God?!” when my heart got broken… “Where are you now?” when I feel so all alone? Seeking Him with ALL of your heart, means that you can trust Him with the parts that even you don’t understand.
The next verse in Jeremiah, tells of a promise God gives when you seek Him in this way: “I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore you from captivity and gather you from all the nations and places to which I have banished you, declares the LORD. I will restore you to the place from which I sent you into exile.”…Jeremiah 29:14
To the degree in which you withhold parts of your heart from God, will be the degree in which you will remain in captivity. Don’t you want freedom? Freedom is a consequence of your vulnerability. Give God ALL of your heart- even the parts that you haven’t exposed to anyone else, and you will experience a new level of freedom. He will restore you from that captivity that your past has placed you in.
Trust in the Lord with ALL YOUR HEART and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:4
Dear Lord, thank you that you see everything. That nothing has escaped your view and nothing has ever surprised you about what we’ve done. Thank you that you love us anyway and that we can trust you with our hearts. I pray that you would help me today to open up my heart to you more fully. I pray that you would come into those hidden areas of my heart. Where the lies of the enemy have kept me from exposing the truth, give me grace. Thank you for finding me so that I can find you. I want you Lord Jesus, so I give you all of me. In Jesus name, Amen.