HEARTLAND | What an amazing promise God makes to His people who are in exile! In Jeremiah 29, He lays out a plan to rescue them, even though they’ve turned away from Him again and again. His instructions and comfort to them are so specific – look at Jeremiah 29:10-14:
For this is what the Lord says: “When 70 years for Babylon are complete, I will attend to you and will confirm My promise concerning you to restore you to this place. For I know the plans I have for you” – this is the Lord’s declaration – “plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you” – this is the Lord’s declaration – “and I will restore your fortunesand gather you from all the nations and places where I banished you” – this is the Lord’s declaration. “I will restore you to the place I deported you from.”
“Oh How I Need You” by All Sons & Daughters says, “Lord, I find You in the seeking. Lord, I find You in the doubt.” God’s people in exile must have experienced intense doubt. But they found Him in the seeking, and even better, He sought them out for the express purpose of comforting them in exile.
Check out All Sons & Daughters “Oh How I Need You.”