Looking back, Christ’s church can see the Father’s purpose in sending His Son, Jesus. To save the condemned who would repent and believe the gospel of His kingdom.
Those who do, desire His will because they have learned His will is best. God’s purpose is discovered when we are not arguing for our own. So, rest! Our life is by His will. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NASB)
“From that time Jesus began to point out to His disciples that it was necessary for Him to go to Jerusalem and to suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and to be killed, and to be raised up on the third day. And yet Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, ‘God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You!’ But He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s purposes, but men’s.” (Matthew 16:21-23 NASB)
Let’s set our minds on God’s purposes. They are usually right in front of us. Not miles away, but where we sit. Let’s not be distracted from seeing God’s will. Then there will be plenty of reasons to be joyful, prayerful and thankful when we trust that God knows best.