One mom whose son went AWOL during his term in the military said she found comfort and hope in God’s Word, especially the verses that talk about God’s character.
"One of the most prevalent Scriptures I have prayed over my son is Psalm 139 - what peace knowing that God is there with him in the dark, in the light, waking up, going to sleep, going out, coming in."
From Ps. 139 alone, we can be encouraged knowing that God is One who:
-Searches us and knows us from the inside out (verse 1)
-Knows our every action and thought (verses 2-3)
-Knows what we will say before we say it (verse 4)
-Follow us everywhere we go (verses 8-12)
-Formed us and watched over us while we were in the womb (verses 13-15)
-Wrote out our life story in His book before we even lived it (verse 16)
-Thinks innumerable thoughts of us (verses 17-18)
-Knows our anxieties (verse 23)
-Convicts us of our offense and leads us in the right direction (verse 24)
That Psalm reminds us that God is more intimately acquainted with our child than we will ever be. And that He is tracking their whereabouts when we can't.