These words from Scripture are extremely comforting in times that we are confused as to where the Lord is leading us. The Lord reminds us that He has plans for us that are designed for a future of hope and prosperity. Often in our lack of trust and willingness to hold onto all control we assume that any plans without our hands on them is leading toward despair.
We may battle to accept the will of our Lord and fail to trust in Him due to our lack of understanding about our Heavenly Father. It is by grace and faith that we come to reach for a deeper understanding of who He is, and ultimately who we are as created by Him.
In seeking God through prayer, we come to an understanding that anything sought and chased after outside of His plan for us will not prosper or bear joyous fruit. The emptiness as a result of worldly seeking is a gift; it reminds us that we are created for Something more.
In humble, faithful, and surrendered seeking it is our Lord who will gently guide and reveal Himself to us. He has first sought us. It is by seeking God with all of our heart that we will find Him. In finding God we too find ourselves guided on a path toward hope and prosperity.
May we each turn to the Lord with trust knowing that as we speak He truly listens, in silence He is most heard, and by being still we come to know that He is Lord. (C.C.)
“Father, I am seeking: I am hesitant and uncertain, but will you, O God, watch over each step of mine and guide me.” St. Augustine