This was the promise contained in the letter from the Prophet Jeremiah, to the Jews who were being held in captivity in Babylon. God wanted to comfort and remind his people, that he was available to those, who would take the time to seek him. God desired sincerity of the heart and a people, who would not only seek after him with words. Earlier in the chapter, God reminded his people of the good plan that he had in store for them. A plan to prosper them and to give them a good future. “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you” (Jeremiah 29:12). I will hear you and answer your prayers, was what God was saying to his people.
Come to me and make your requests known unto me. I am your God and I want to meet your needs if you will ask in faith. You don’t need to rely on your own understanding. Done rely on your job, your relatives or the bank to meet your financial needs. Those things are important, but they are not the source. They are a channel through which I send you blessings. There are things that you are in need of, that your job will not provide. There are needs that you have that only I can supply. “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession” (Psalm 2:8).
As there are different seasons in the earth such as spring time and autumn, there are also seasons of sowing and reaping. You have sown in tears, but the season has come for you to reap with shouts of joy (Psalm 126:5). God wants to reward your labour of love and the kindness that you have shown to others. God is saying, ask of me, seek me and you will find me, knock and the door will be opened. “For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened”
(Matthew 7:8). Do not allow doubt, fear, anxiety and unbelief to rob you of your harvest of righteousness.
“Ask rain from the Lord in the season of the spring rain, from the Lord who makes the storm clouds, and he will give them showers of rain, to everyone the vegetation in the field” (Zechariah 10:1). I hear the sound of an abundance of rain. Raise your level of expectation and stay in faith in order to receive. This is not the time to be discouraged or distracted by what is happening around you. Stay in the presence of the Lord, stay awake and alert in order to receive from him. “I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile” (Jeremiah 29:14).