"Come now, and let us reason together," says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool." Isaiah 1:18
"The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty." Proverbs 21:5
"There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD, The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the LORD." Proverbs 21:30-31
Sometimes I take hold of scriptures like the ones above and talk to God using them. This morning that is what I did -- I used these exact words in my prayers. Our backs are against the wall and only God can work the situation out. I have faith. I believe He is who He says He is. As I write this I think of Hebrews 11:6.
This scripture says, "And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him."
This is the only scripture that uses that word "Rewarder" in all of scripture. But there's a reason it came to mind. God is so good to all of us, but He especially loves those who have faith in Him no matter what. And He rewards that kind of faith. The reward isn't (usually isn't) in the form we expect or desire,but it is always good.
This also reminds me how good it is to know your BIble. The more scripture you know the more of it God can use in Your life by bringing it to your mind when you need to hear it most. You don't have to actually memorize it (though you can). If you read it enough you will know it. It will come to mind. If you've read it God can bring it to mind.
BUT, He can even bring it to mind if you haven't read it (but don't depend on this tactic). Once I was so down when I was a young Christian. I couldn't get out from under the emotional pain I was dealing with. God brought a phrase to my mind. It was, "No one can take away your joy."
I didn't remember it but I grabbed hold of it. Later I looked to see if it was in Scripture. And it is. It is found in John 16:22.
"Therefore you to now have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one takes your joy away from you."
That verse is part of a conversation Jesus was having with His disciples, BUT it applies to us too!
So, wherever you are today, talk to God about it. Don't blame Him or yourself or others for difficulties. Blaming doesn't get you anywhere. Just lean into God and let Him guide you. He's got it all under control.