Jeremiah 29:12 (NKJV) Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Most people long to be understood. We may have many acquaintances, but we all have a deep need to feel truly known by those we love most. This is because we were created in God’s image–God also desires to be intimately understood and loved by us.
Just as you don’t want to be known for only the superficial details of who you appear to be; it’s not enough to know about the Lord. The Lord wants us to learn how think and feel, what’s important to His purposes, and what His purposes are.
Of course, it’s impossible for man to completely know the mind of the Creator of the universe. In Isaiah 55:9, He tells us, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” The depth and breadth of His mind is so great we will never be able to fully grasp it in this lifetime.
However, we can better understand God’s heart and character by seeking and learning day by day from God’s Word. If we genuinely desire to walk in the Lord’s ways, we must first genuinely know God. We come to know our friends better by sharing more experiences together. Similarly, we will also understand God better the longer we walk with the Lord and meditate on what the Word of God says in the Bible.
God wants you to seek Him with all your heart, and He promises that when you do, you will find Him (Jer. 29:13). So, the next time you’re feeling a need to be better understood, turn to the One who understands you perfectly. Even more importantly, ask the Lord to help you know Him better.