I did another round on the big problem, and God directed me to a passage I had questions about since I was a child.
It is encouraging because so often those theological questions I had as a child that no one else cared about, or had answers for, turn out to be huge gems in later years.
So my assumption is that this problem will turn out to have an answer that will affect a lot of people, not just the parties involved at present.
I am encouraged . . . but still in the dark.
Please keep pressing in for whatever light He wants me to have, not necessarily what I think I need to have.