God given discomfort!
“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.” – Isaiah 55:6-7
The time to “find the Lord” is when you can’t find anything else!
You cant find your peace of mind, your comfort zone is shot and all that you thought you were just went up in smoke – GREAT – now that all the worldly crap is gone you can find God!
Wicked and unrighteous under this definition become anything that takes you away from your need, desperate need for His Love! Yes that includes religion!
The reason Jesus talked about being Holy as He is Holy and the reason He said things like, “Love your neighbor as yourself and thus fulfill ALL the law and the prophets” is simple – the keys to His kingdom are in the Love you share!
God FREELY pardons, there are so many things He doesn’t care about that they are too many to mention – all He wants is Love – this is why I set up the whole plan from the beginning of the world – Let Love Rule!!
Forsaking ways and thoughts of unrighteousness is simply forsaking ways and thoughts that put your comfort and pleasure above Love for others!
If this equation gets out of whack – if we put anything above Love – God will allow us to go to a place where He can be found. From my experience that is usually the bottom of the barrel or very close!