"Do not punish me by granting that which I wish or ask."--Teresa of Avila
How many times have I questioned God, even railed at Him, because He did not grant what I asked? Too many, I'm afraid. Intellectually, I know that the Lord knows best, that He can see the end from the beginning, yet still I question His wisdom.
By giving me everything I ask or wish for, the Father would harm me, which He would never do. So, wisely, He refrains from doing that, just as parents do not give their children everything they claim they want or need.
Why, then do I keep believing that I know best ... in anything ... when my knowledge and judgment are puny when compared to that of the Father?
This I know for sure the Lord has my back. In everything.