There are moments when it seems God is absent. This feeling can be caused by a variety of things. It may be because you are in deep pain that has become an impenetrable wall around your soul or because you see a huge injustice that is seemingly going unchecked or because you simply have too many inadequately answered questions about God. If you think about it, however, each of these reasons actually says a whole lot more about you than God. The fact of the matter is that even when it seems God is absent, God is present, engaged and at work in your life. So wouldn’t your time be better spent discerning how God already is present than setting up tests God has to pass in order for you to be convinced that God is present?