The Search – Devotion 362

I was searching, looking everywhere.  I had the light shining just right so I would find it.  I backed up and tried looking from different angles.  It was frustrating to just be still and look so intently.  How could it have gone far?  It was just in my hand.  Now, it is small, so it is a little challenging to see.  The main problem is I need the very thing I am looking for to find it.  I dropped my contact.  Now that’s a predicament.  

I need my contacts to see but I dropped the thing that helps me to see.  You would think a small contact would just fall straight down.  It doesn’t.  It seems to float and land in the most inconspicuous places.  I have found them on my shirt, on Wendy’s sink, and the best – on my hand.  This one I finally found on the bottom side of the faucet.  I still don’t know how it got there – but I found it.  The exciting part is I found it before it dried.  Your window for searching is fairly small because once it dries, it cracks and then is useless.  So my morning began with the search for the missing contact…without contacts to see.  

I wonder how many times we search for things that are hidden right in front of us?  I think this happens more than we might imagine.  We seek but we really cannot see because our view is distorted.  God is taking care of us and providing for us but we see it as the work of our own hands.  God rescues and redeems but we discount the miracle.  God loves on us but we push him away because we feel unworthy.  We are given so many gifts all around us.  We don’t find them because we seek blindly.  We don’t really look because we have limited what God can do in our minds.  We don’t find because we expect one thing and God has provided something completely different – something way better.  

What do you seek this morning?  Maybe we look for where God is working.  We just might find he is with us through it all when we seek him with all our heart. 

Focus Scripture:

Deuteronomy 4:29-30

29 From there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find him if you search after him with all your heart and soul. 30 In your distress, when all these things have happened to you in time to come, you will return to the Lord your God and heed him.

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