When the Answer Is Right in Front of You

Instead of searching high and low, turn to God’s Word.

Posted in , Jun 8, 2018

Woman reading the Bible

Sometimes we don’t see things that are right in front of us. Earlier this week I was searching for my hair clip. I looked through the make-up bag where I normally keep it, but it wasn’t there. I searched our family room to see if I’d left it on the coffee table or one of the end tables—but no hair clip. I moved on to my office to see if I might have taken it out of my hair while I was working at my computer, but it wasn’t in any of those places. 

The search continued through the guest room where I sometimes finish getting ready, the bathroom to see if I’d left the clip there, and my purse in case I’d absent-mindedly stuck the hair clip inside. 

It was nowhere to be found, but I really needed it to keep my hair from getting wet, so I did a slower more intensive search, backtracking through each of the places I’d already searched and adding a few new spots—but still no clip.

And then as I walked back through the kitchen, I reached to brush a strand of hair back … and realized that my hair clip was…in my hair. Oh, my.

I hate to admit it, but this isn’t the first time something like that has happened. I’ve searched frantically for my cell phone…while talking on it. And I’ve looked the house over for my glasses, only to discover that they were perched on top of my head. 

Even worse, there have been many times in my life when I’ve searched for answers to situations that were breaking my heart, or where I was afraid, or when I needed direction. And just as I did with the hair clip, I wasted a lot of time searching the wrong places when the answers were right in front of me—in God’s Word.

Proverbs 8:17 says, “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”

I Chronicles 16:11 tells us, “Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.”

And Deuteronomy 4:27 shares, “But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.”

Friend, do you need answers today? It will never be difficult to find them if you’ll just look for the directions that are waiting for you in God’s Word. 

Tags: Bible,God,Faith
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