2 Chronicles 15:1-7
1 Now the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded. 2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. 3 For a long time Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law; 4 but when in their trouble they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found by them. 5 And in those times there was no peace to the one who went out, nor to the one who came in, but great turmoil was on all the inhabitants of the lands. 6 So nation was destroyed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every adversity. 7 But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!”
In our distress if we turn to the Lord, the God of Israel, and seek Him, He will be found by us.
When we are in our trouble and distress and if we turn to the Lord God of Israel, and in desperation earnestly seek Him, He will let us find Him.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
18 “I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the Lord Almighty.”
“Come out from them and be separate.
Come out from among unbelievers and be separate.
Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.
Do not touch what is unclean.
And I will graciously receive you and welcome you with favor.
“I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters.”
Ezekiel 20:34 I
will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with fury poured out.
I will accept you as a sweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles.
2 Samuel 7:14
I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.
2 Samuel 7:8
Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel.
1 Chronicles 28:9-10
9 “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever. 10 Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong, and do it.”
God searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought.
God searches all hearts and minds, and understands every intent and inclination of the thoughts.
If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
If you seek Him inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity He will let you find Him.
But if you abandon, turn away from Him, He will reject you forever.