God's plan is for all of us is to not only grow up physically but to mature emotionally and spiritually in Him. I've been through some hard times but have also enjoyed many blessings and I've learned that we can either be bitter or better.
To "pray and seek" is almost as polar opposite as hide and seek. So, what is the difference when the Bible tells us to "pray and seek" his face? One of the most well-known Bible scriptures is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14.
"I have made you and carry you I will sustain you and I will rescue you. God thoughtfully crafted you--every single thing that makes you who you are was carefully chosen and knitted together by Him. He knows exactly what you need before you need it, and He will sustain you in all that He has called you to do." (Isaiah 46:4).
Did you know that several stories in the Bible give us this scenario? I think of people like Joseph, Daniel, Nehemiah, Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego. All of these woke up to another country and culture.