The Lord sent the Babylonians against Judah to crush the nation, and Babylon did it with full fury, coming in three waves to wipe out the place. After the survivors arrived in Babylon, having been taken there as captives, the Lord had Jeremiah write a letter to them, and listen to this part of it,
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:11-13).
From what I read in the New Testament, I believe the Lord thinks the same things about Christians, and He wants the same things for the world, which explains why Jesus came into this world to suffer, to die, and to rise from the dead, giving us hope for a future of spending eternity with God in heaven.
Since the Lord has peaceful thoughts toward us, and wants to give us a future and a hope, let us call upon Him, praying to Him without ceasing, searching for Him with all our hearts.