What do we do when things don’t go our way? Often, we look for someone to blame, and ultimately, we may end up pointing the finger at God. The last of the Old Testament prophets, Malachi, addressed a people who were disillusioned with their lives and their God. He urged them to understand their circumstances through the lens of a God who had not forsaken them, but rather loves them completely. It is during our times of difficulty and lack that we are drawn to consider more deeply God’s presence and love, and the ways we are to respond to him.