“Stand off in faith believing that what Jesus said is true, though in the meantime you do not understand what God is doing. He has bigger issues at stake than the particular things you ask.” -Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, September 12.
I have to think of this often, because I get so wrapped up in what I want–to make my physical situation more to what I think I would life–that I forget, block out ,that there is a whole big world out there that God has complete control of, and He knows the priority order, not me. I also have to remember that He has plans for me to succeed (Jer 29:11). That success is on the slow boat to China, but it will get there ,God won’t let the boat sink.
I thin get to the point of “Why even ask for earthly things, God has it all planned, He knows best. Why should I ask for something in particular when He has better planned? Isn’t that cutting myself short?”
It is after this personal, internal argument that I reach the point of simply praying for God’s plan, God’s timing, God’s will, God’s glory.
That is the best and most a person can hope for, night? I don’t even know what I’m praying for exactly, but I know that it will be better than anything I could ever come up with!