In Jeremiah 33:3, often called God’s telephone number, God encourages His children to, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” I heard this verse in a lesson on the radio this morning. As I was meditating on that word while driving the word “unsearchable” stuck in my mind.
First of all unsearchable means I can’t find what I’m looking for on my own. I am unable to search successfully for the answer to my dilemma or my question or my supplication.
That amazes me.
It reminds me of those verses in Isaiah: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9.
But God tells us that if we’re looking for something (wisdom, answers to prayers, advice, counsel, the right decision to make) if we call on God He will answer us. We don’t have to wonder whether He’ll respond or ignore us, He promises He will answer us.
Not only will He answer us, but He is eager to show us” great things.” All the riches of His grace He is willing to share with us–wonderful things He wants to give us. All we have to do is ask. He wants to show us unsearchable things only He possesses, answers to questions only He has answers for, provision only He can make, directions only He can give, wisdom and counsel only He can give us.
Things we can never know or discover on our own.
So, when is a good time to ask Him? According to this radio message a good time to turn to God is at the first sign of worry. Worry, the speaker said, can result in a prompt from the Holy Spirit to pray. It’s time to pray when worry creeps into our mind and before it consumes us.
Isn’t it a comfort to know we don’t have to rack our brains and fret over answers to life’s dilemmas? Isn’t it comforting to know all we need to do is pick up the phone and dial Jeremiah 33:3 for all the answers we need in life?