At daybreak Jesus departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him, they wanted to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose.” So he continued proclaiming the message in the synagogues of Judea. Luke 4:42-44
There are times when Jesus can’t be found and won’t be controlled. The Capernaum townspeople went searching for Jesus the morning after all the miracles, they had a plan for what he should do next! Do you have an expectation of what God should do in your life? An idea of what would be the best thing to happen in your future? Such demands blind you to Jesus’ purposes. This is a form of doubt. If you can’t find Jesus where you’ve found him in the past; if it seems as if God has withdrawn his kindness and presence, stop your striving and give thanks for your salvation. Will you trust his goodness?