• Dorthy Richberg

While He May Be Found

Updated: Apr 3, 2019

I was driving the other day and was behind a tractor trailer that had a message for me on the rear of the truck. The message said, “Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6”

My eyeballs squinted as my face frowned, “While He may be found?” This was not the first time I’ve seen that scripture but it was the first time I paid attention to the suggestion that one day I could seek Him and NOT find Him. It struck fear in my heart.

I desperately depend on my relationship with God to get me through the day. I rejoice that He’s always available when I call! I even pray that back to Him in gratitude that He's always happy to hear from me.

Since the day God decided to enlighten me to His truth and undeserved light and love, I was overwhelmed and all consumed! When I learned that God cannot lie, that He has to perform His Word, and that He honors His Word even above His own name, it helped me trust Him. Learning that He would never leave or forsake me and that absolutely nothing could separate me from His love gave me peace. I delighted in God loving and knowing me and never considered that one day I could call and He not be there! What?

But it’s important to read ALL of God’s Word, not just the parts that make us happy. Picking out the scriptures we like and the ignoring the scriptures we aren’t comfortable with can cause us to miss God.

Consider how we might take God for granted.

We think we can hold God to His promises while not making any of our own to Him. We think because He promises to never leave or forsake us we can treat God any kind of way and He’ll still be there for us when we finally make time for Him. We think we have time to get ourselves together because God is merciful and patient and long suffering. We think because God knows our hearts and is faithful, we don’t have to be.

We treat God the worst and expect the most from Him. We want the blessings and protection of God but don’t want to hear anything about what He might desire in return. We want God to delight in us but don’t have time to delight in Him. We want a relationship of convenience and benefits without any real commitment on our part.

God requires and desires a love relationship with us not a relationship of convenience.

Think about what a relationship means to you. Would you let anyone else treat you like you treat God and still call it a love relationship?

I see it now God. That part....while You may be found.❤️

Psalm 32:6 Therefore let all the godly pray to You while You may be found. Surely when great waters rise, they will not come near.

Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me.

Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.