When my kids were young, they’d sometimes come home with less than I sent with them to school – especially in the winter. New jacket, coat, etc… “Where’s your…..?” I’m sure if you’re a parent, you’ve asked this question many times! And kids RARELY know where they left something. So the parent then tries to ‘help’ them remember: “Where was the last place you had it? Inside/Outside?” Finally, the child is told to look in the Lost and Found area when they return to school.
/ˌlɑːst.ənˈfaʊnd/ The term ‘Lost and found’ defined: an office in a public building or area where people can go to retrieve lost articles that may have been found by others; practically all will either sell, give away, or discard items after a certain period has passed to clear their storage.
Why are you telling us this TT, we know what Lost and found means.
I’m glad you asked! It’s important to know where you are; where life and its experiences have taken you. What course are you presently on and whether or not it lead you to your God ordained destiny? This year has thrown so many for a loop. Sickness, Death, family drama and family destruction, catastrophe, pandemic, repeat… and not all of us have landed in the right places. I literally got the downloaded reminder from God today that I was rescued from Lost and found! I’m no longer in that place! The cycle that previously sucked me in was no longer holding me. I was reminded that the curse was broken back on Calvary… I just had to return (or be returned in this case) to my proper place…. GOD FOUND ME!
Just like the shepherd in Luke 15, he left the 99 to search for the one (us) when we stepped out of place and got lost. Who else searched for you when you were lost? Who selflessly left everyone else to make sure you made it back safely and didn’t get thrown away by the world?
Let this be your reminder that you are recklessly loved by God; he made you in his image; nothing can separate you from his love, He cares about everything concerning you; he has promised you a secure future, he rejoices over you with singing; His love for you will never change or end; He sacrificed his ONLY son to secure your connection to him; He called you righteous. I could go on and on about how much he loves you and me!
Be encouraged my friend. When you feel like you’re no longer necessary, that life has chewed you up and spit you out, when you think you can no longer hold on, GOD IS LOOKING TO RESCUE YOU!!! You don’t have to remain lost. You don’t have to be strong; I love the way Paul puts it in 2 Corinthians 12:9: “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me” The Passion Translation.
Live in victory….
2 thoughts on “Lost and Found”
I look forward to the day God rescues me from the lost and found. Like I seriously NEED God front and center in my life. I’ve prayed, cried, pleaded, you name it, and yet I’m still LOST. It always makes me think I MUST BE a person who isn’t good because God doesn’t even want me. I know this a lie Satan loves to tell me (many of us), but I still can’t help but wonder, why hasn’t God FOUND me.
You’re never lost in God’s eyes. Even if you don’t know what’s happening in your own life… God LOVES YOU.
I would suggest reading His word to remind yourself of who he is and what he says about you. 1 John 4:9, Exodus 3:13-14, Romans 8, Psalm 139, Psalm 23, Jeremiah 29:11.
There are many others, but the main thing is getting back in his presence and waiting for him to respond. He’ll use people, situations, dreams and other methods to get your attention. God never turns his back on us. go back to the place where you last had good relationship with God. It’s NEVER too late!!