A friend shared this today and I was greatly encouraged.
". . . We all desire immediate and direct answers to our prayers, and are tempted to become discouraged when the answer is delayed or comes in an unlooked-for form. But God is too wise and good to answer our prayers always at just the time and in just the manner we desire. He will do more and better for us than to accomplish all our wishes. And because we can trust His wisdom and love, we should not ask Him to concede to our will, but should seek to enter into and accomplish His purpose. -MH 229,230
Powerful thoughts. No matter how bleak things appear or how confused we are, we can Keep trusting! His purpose is best. It goes beyond what we think, feel, or ignorantly ask for.