Job answers Eliphaz (ch.22) and asks, simply, how do I find God?
Oh, that I knew where I might find him,
that I might come even to his seat!
It’s interesting and important to remember that this is Job’s response to the worst that life can throw at him: to run towards and to find God.
Rather than look deep within, rather than trying to pull himself up by his own bootstraps, rather than put his hope in the temporary trappings of the world, Job’s singular focus is to find God in the midst of trouble.
Charles Spurgeon wrote,
“Good men are washed towards God even by the rough waves of their grief; and when their sorrows are deepest, their highest desire is not to escape from them, but to get at their God.”
Do you feel that? Is the current state of the world driving you towards God in a fresh, new, and reinvigorated way?
If you are taking the first steps towards seeking and finding Him, I would encourage you to read this, where we talked about the idea that yes, we can know God. If you already have a relationship with the Almighty, I would encourage you today to prioritise it, to make time for it, to invest in it, to let the worldly circumstances we all find ourselves in push you with renewed vigour to the foot of the cross and to Him who sits on the throne.