We’re living in unprecedented times. The world seems to have gone mad between a global pandemic, divisive politics, and uprising over human rights. Finding Jesus in the chaos sometimes seems impossible, but don’t lose hope. He assures us that He’s here among us:
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.Matthew 28:20 NIV
How to Seek God
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”Psalm 46:10 NIV
Searching for Jesus in chaos sometimes feels like a lost cause. But it’s at these lowest points when we need Him the most. He’s always near and trying to guide us. If you block out the roar of the world, you will hear Him. He whispers.
Seeking Jesus happens in the heart and soul. He’s asked us to seek Him many times in the Bible. Taking the time to find Him in the stillness brings deep peace and change to your heart.
If you need specific guidance on Seeking Jesus, we’ve put together tips and daily, weekly, and monthly planners to help you.
What Would Jesus Say?
We don’t have to look far to know the advice Jesus would give us. His universal message rings true no matter the circumstances. We might try to push it aside while we look for an easier answer, but no one ever said following Jesus is easy. God’s demands for His people never change: Love one another. He told us that repeatedly. Use His words as your guide and you will never go wrong.
When we focus on loving one another, it’s easy to find Jesus the chaos.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.John 13:34-35 NIV
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”John 13:35 NIV
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.2 Corinthians 13:11 NIV
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.Ephesians 4:2 NIV
What Did Jesus Teach?
Jesus summed up the most important aspects of our Christian journey in two concise and distinct proclamations:
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”Mark 12:29-31 NIV
It’s hard to focus on either of these commands when we let the noise of the world fill our hearts and minds instead of Jesus.
We’re in the midst of a very tough time in our world. Don’t let the news media and social media cloud your vision and harden your heart. Open your eyes to the devil at work in these forums. He delights in dividing us. He aims to break our spirits.
There are always different perspectives in every story and when we truly put ourselves in one another’s shoes and find a way to love each other even when we disagree, then we can rest knowing that we’ve done as our good Lord has asked of us. And when we put the anger and hatred aside and start seeing each other as brothers and sisters, it’s not as hard to love.
Jesus is with us in the chaos. Open your heart and soul and let Him in.
Do you have a hard time finding Jesus in the chaos? Do you need some guidance for seeking Him? If it’s easy for you to find Him, how do you do it? Let’s help each other. Let me know in the comments.