Becoming Found

Hosea 12:6 But you must return to your God. Maintain love and justice, and always put your hope in God.

Have you ever been lost? Maybe you’ve wandered away from the group or tried taking a shortcut only to find yourself disoriented.  Or maybe you just got tired of walking and wandered off to take a nap.  Could it be that you read the map wrong and found yourself where you didn’t plan to be?  It’s likely that one of those things has happened to all of us.  Getting lost is no fun.  It’s bewildering and scary.  It’s frustrating and trying.

Losing track of God feels the same way.  For a while we might feel like the shortcut was going to be the best route.  Or we just weren’t “feeling it” anymore so we took a break from the walk.  “But you must return to your God!”  How do you do that?  I find that when I’m lost, the best thing to do is go back to the last place I was found.  Usually I can get there.  And I find that the same goes with God.  When I’ve wandered and want to find Him again, I just go back to the last place I was found.  And you know what, He always meets me there. He’s a good Father that way.

So if you feel lost today, get back on the path.  Hosea 12:6 says that you can always put your hope in God.  He will be there to lead you once again.  He will be standing there ready to take your hand and walk with you down the path of life.  So return to Him.  Take a good look at the places you are lost and become found.