We struggle sometimes as we work through why God does not always restrain the wicked and harmful actions of others. While we do not know why God allows the enemies of His people to sometimes prevail at one tie and restrain them at another, we must understand that God, in His infinite wisdom and love, insures that good good ultimately comes from those harmful acts. While we often cannot explain, nor should we try, what God is doing in the lives of others, we can recognize the Bible’s consistent teaching that God is able and does move upon the hearts and minds of people to accomplish His purposes. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, Says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” God is never at a loss because He cannot find someone to cooperate with Him in carrying out His plan, He moves in the hears of people, so that they willingly, of their own free will carry out His plans. Most of the time we are not conscious of doing His will and some never intended todo so, but they still fulfill the plan of God through their actions. This truth should lead us to rest and face our circumstances with hope and perspective.