Father, Your will often puzzles me. I cannot see from Your perspective or understand the effects of actions looking forward into the future.
Your servant John the Baptist lived as a righteous man. He was a believer and taught of Your kingdom. He even baptized Jesus! He was a great part of Your plan; yet he was beheaded by an unrighteous, evil, manipulative man.
In our human understanding of fairness, that seems so wrong.
Yet, again, our perspective is not Yours. And our life here on earth is not the end of it all. There is also what comes after: where and how we spend eternity.
So can I still pray for things to work out here on earth, in my life, and in the lives of my loved ones? Yes.
And can I ask in faith, believing, and not doubting? Absolutely!
But I must remember that You answer prayer from a greater perspective.
My sight and my ability to see “the solution” are very limited. Even in my own life, I have prayed and You have answered in far better ways than anything I had asked for, or could have even imagined.
And can I trust Your answer? Without a doubt!
Even if I can’t understand the “why” of it at the time, I know that Your love for me is great. And You are trustworthy. And Your sense of mercy and justice are right.
So no matter how things look from my perspective, I will proclaim boldly with the Psalmist, “As for God, His way is perfect!”