All great spiritual giants have experienced seasons when they felt distant from God. Many have even talked about their own ‘dark night of the soul’. When you feel that God is absent in your life, it can be very tempting to go into fix-it mode to find God. But you can never find God, regardless of how hard you try. Then again, you don’t need to. God already has found you – regardless of who you are, or what you’ve done or not done. Your life’s work is to address the things in your life that blind your vision, impair your hearing, harden your heart or distract your will so that you can experience the reality of God’s closeness. Your life’s vocation is to trust more and more that the fullness of God’s grace in Jesus Christ is sufficient in all things as you journey through life.