"I wonder what the Lord wants in this situation?"
Here's a thought. I think that we CAN know God's will! I believe we CAN know what the Lord wants more often than we realize and more easily than we thought.
Listen to some of R.A. Torrey's thoughts on the subject in his book "How To Pray":
- God has revealed His will in His word. When anything is definitely promised in the Word of God, we know that it is His Will to give that thing.
- Here is one of the greatest secrets of prevailing prayer...to study the Word, to find what God's will is as revealed there in the promises, and then simply take these promises and spread them out before God in prayer with the absolutely unwavering expectation that He will do what He has promised in His word.
- Doubtless there are many times when we do not know the will of God...but when it comes to matters clearly stated in the Word, we should not pray with any "ifs".