I am your Intimate Friend, but I am also Unfathomable and Mysterious; Infinitely great and Glorious! I want you to contemplate Me in My glory so you can worship Me exuberantly. Sometimes, though, you struggle with My unsearchable decisions and untraceable ways-seeking to control Me rather than abandoning yourself to Me in worship. You need to recognize "control" for what it is:an idol. I created you in My image and endowed you with free will. I gave you amazing linguistic abilities so you could communicate richly with Me. Instead of using these gifts in manipulative ways-trying to control Me-devote them to worshipping Me in spirit and truth.
I encourage you to pray freely: Ask and it will be given to you. Nonetheless, when you bring Me your petitions, you need to keep in mind the depth of My wisdom and knowledge. This will protect you from being presumptuous or manipulative. I never fail to hear your prayers and answer them wisely, but I do not always grant your petitions-no matter how heartfelt they may be and how utterly right they may seem. If it becomes clear that My will differs from what you have requested, the best response is to say simply, "Yes Jesus." This will draw you closer to Me, even in the midst of your disappointment. Though My ways-My methods, My paths-may be mysterious from your perspective, I assure you they are good.
Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable are His judgments! And how untraceable are His ways!