How hard is it to pray, “Your will be done”? Especially when you are in times of trouble. And yet this is exactly what is required. Not that you should not ask for specific relief from God, but that you accept his will and his timing is better for you than your own.
I don’t pretend to understand all the nuances of this dilemma. As I see it, it is a matter of faith. As my dad used to say, “There are a lot of Christians to be found when trouble arrives, but not so much at other times.” What we miss is the fact that whatever faith we can muster is enough for God to reach us.
Consider Peter as he walked out on the water to Jesus. When his faith was strong he had no problem waking on the water, but when his faith faltered, he began to sink. Jesus did not abandon him as his faith faltered. Instead He reached out to Peter to save him. Peter’s weakness of faith resulted in Jesus rescuing him.
Looking closer you can see that if you have faith, even in its weakest moment, God is faithful to be there for you.