2 Chronicles 15:1-7 MSG

1 Then Azariah son of Obed, moved by the Spirit of God,
2 went out to meet Asa. He said, "Listen carefully, Asa, and listen Judah and Benjamin: God will stick with you as long as you stick with him. If you look for him he will let himself be found; but if you leave him he'll leave you.
3 For a long time Israel didn't have the real God, nor did they have the help of priest or teacher or book.
4 But when they were in trouble and got serious, and decided to seek God, the God of Israel, God let himself be found.
5 At that time it was a dog-eat-dog world; life was constantly up for grabs - no one, regardless of country, knew what the next day might bring.
6 Nation battered nation, city pummeled city. God let loose every kind of trouble among them.
7 "But it's different with you: Be strong. Take heart. Payday is coming!"