Did God Go M.I.A.?

“My God, my God. Why has thou forsaken me?” - Psalms 22:1


Has God gone missing in action (M.I.A.) in your life? Even Jesus at one point wondered about the presence of God in his life. On the cross, with nails in His hands and feet, and a crown of thorns on His head, He quoted Psalms 82 in a moment of exasperation, saying, “My God, my God. Why has thou forsaken me?” In His most difficult hour, Jesus Himself wrestled with feeling abandoned by God. 

If you are a follower of Christ, this is a feeling you might have felt at some point, or perhaps are even feeling now. When the situations or circumstances of your life seem too difficult to handle on your own, perhaps you have called out to God and prayed asking for His guidance or His provision. Yet in spite of all the prayers, begging and pleading for help, you hear nothing. When you read the Word hoping He speaks to you with exactly what you need to hear, nothing of clear direction is ever mentioned. 

When this happens, has God gone M.I.A.? Does God even care about what is going on in your life? The good news is that, when God is silent, He is still working. Just because you are not currently hearing from God does not mean He is not operating behind the scenes. God will move heaven and earth to make His will happen in and through you. What is often the case is that, when God is most silent, He is doing the most. 

The truth is, God cares about everything that happens in your life. He wants the best for you and if something is unresolved, He is in the midst of working it out. This does not come without a warning though: God’s best might not always lead to the outcome you desire. This is where you must trust that God’s best is greater than your desires. No matter what, God is working. He has never and will never go M.I.A. He might go quiet, but He never stops working. And He never stops working for your best.

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