"Draw near unto me
and I will draw near unto you..."
This scripture is applicable for so many situations. For those seemingly far away from God, it is an invitation to return and draw closer to Him. In return, He will reward the humble seeker with a feeling of closeness and help. For most of us already on God's path navigating daily life, this scripture reminds us to remember Him and the blessings He will surely give us. He is always there for us. His love is constant as is His promised help. He waits for us to come closer to Him. He will draw near to us as we draw near to Him. For those needing an extra measure of help for whatever reason, this scripture reminds us that He will help us with the kind of assistance only He can give, divine help and tutelage. This scripture does not reprimand us for staying away or trying to go it alone; rather it beckons us to draw closer to our sure source of help, comfort, and mercy.
The rest of the scripture is a capstone admonishment of sorts:
"...seek me diligently and ye will find me;
ask, and ye shall receive;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
The Lord is giving us an invitation here. It is a sweet invitation. We don't have to go it alone or do it alone. We don't have to struggle by ourselves with whatever we struggle with for the moment. If the struggle is large or the need great; this invitation reminds us that help is ever near. Action is required on our parts however by "drawing, seeking, asking, and knocking." The result will be our gracious God drawing near to us, revealing Himself to us, answering our questions, and opening for us that which can be opened in no other way.