John 12:27-28

"Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name." Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

Jesus, who was God incarnate, sought not to be delivered from the hardship and suffering that was laid out for Him, but rather was chiefly desirous that the name of the Father would be glorified.

How often do we encounter hardship, suffering, trial, or even minor discomfort, and rather than first seeking that God would glorify His name, we seek that He would “save us from this hour.” God may not deliver you from your hardship for a myriad of reasons. His perfect plan includes trials and difficulties (John 16:33). It should be our mindset as His children (Galatians 4:6) and His servants (Ephesians 6:6) to pray that God would glorify His name through the circumstances He has called us to.

We may never see the bigger picture. But God does not call us to see the bigger picture. He calls us to trust Him, to glorify Him, and to rest in His care. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10) does not insinuate that we shall see the bigger picture if we fear the Lord. Rather that fearing the Lord is wisdom. To walk in wisdom, to be wise, means that we live our lives under His rule, trusting in Him. God is the only one with true wisdom (1 Timothy 1:17), and it is our place to trust Him, fear Him, and serve Him in our actions (James 1:22).