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Time to Come Out of Your Shell

Jeremiah 29:12-14 Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. (NRSV)

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One of the intensely inconvenient things about the way God has set things up is that here you and I are, physically on this earth and there He is … somewhere … out there … where exactly is He again?

A great many people who believe in Jesus spend a lot of their time wondering – Well, where in the blazes is God?! Where is He when I’m struggling? Where is He when life isn’t fair? Where is He … when I’m completely at the end of my tether?

Good question – where is He?

When things aren’t going the way we’d hoped (and let’s face it, we’ve all been there) we tend to withdraw into a shell of self-pity. It’s a natural reaction, I guess it’s just not such a helpful reaction. So, where is He?

Well, to the Israelites towards the end of seventy years in exile as slaves He said this:

Jeremiah 29:12-14 Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. (NRSV)

Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to come out of your shell. Maybe, just maybe God is already here, closer than you ever imagined – ready to be found, ready to do things that will amaze you if only you’ll trust in His goodness.

When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart

That’s the promise. And that’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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Shelvia Hary

I love your messages. They are inspiring and seem to be exactly what I need on the day I receive them. Thank you so much and May our Lord continue to bless you abundantly.



Guadalupe P Spaller

It’s so true , I am a firm believer that when you have the holy spirit in you that no matter what you are going through that “GOD” is always with you,



yvonne calhoun

So enjoy your messages.



Justine Jackson

Thank you for your timely focus on the Word. I’m trying to focus on daily attention to an awareness of the Holy Spirit, which is the best way to be motivated each day!
Thank you