Like many of us, there is situation in my life that I desperately want to change. As a result, my mind takes me down a variety of routes to find hope for it to work out or be different. Each time, I come up with the same answer: a dead end. I have sought the Lord on this topic and sense His silence. Continually wrestling with this issue has done nothing for me except quench my peace and steal my joy. I also have come to realize that I am becoming stumbled in my own faith (or lack of it). I am now praying that I can read the dead end sign at the beginning of the cul-de-sac and just believe it to be true instead of needing to drive down the street to prove it to myself.
Our God does things in His timing and answers our prayers according to His will. Jesus knew the Lord’s will when He asked, “Not my will but Yours.” God’s will is not our own and we should not kick against to goads. When we do challenge His will, we find a lack of peace in our lives and we find ourselves fighting against God instead of trusting in God. I need to get back to the basic… “Lord, You heard me the very first time I prayed about this situation. I have beseeched You and truly do desire Your will to be done over my own desire. So today, I will resolve myself to say, “Yes, Lord, I will trust You.”