When facing adversity, we all have a decision to make. Do we run from God, blaming Him for the troubles in our lives? Or do we run to God, searching for Him with all of our hearts? After being captured and forced to live in exile in a foreign country, Israel faced the same question. But Jeremiah encouraged the people to never stop seeking God. Because the Lord promises that those who earnestly search for Him, will always find Him. The truth is, we will never escape from troubles in our lives. But when we have a close, personal, relationship with God, we never face those troubles alone. Which is why Jeremiah admonishes not just Israel, but us as well to intentionally seek fellowship with God. For only through the Lord can we find the peace, hope, and love we so desperately seek.