Easier said than done…
What exactly is that?
The prayer Jesus taught us to pray is:
You, therefore, pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven! May your Name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us the food we need today. Forgive us what we have done wrong, as we too have forgiven those who have wronged us. And do not lead us into hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One. For kingship, power and glory are yours forever. Amen.’
Sometimes I find myself desiring to repeat these verses over and over. I said it often as a child. It became rote and lacked meaning. Than “life” hit and at times I wondered what HE really wanted. As my mind focused on Him, I often was drawn to praying the Words again. They are the Words He WANTS us to pray!
Another well known verse is:
Luke 22:42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, let not my will but yours be done.”
Jesus faced hardship. He was in the middle of a path to His death. Even though He knew it needed to happen, He wanted it to be different.
When we are in the middle of a trial, we often forget that His will is best. We forget that when we completely turn our thoughts, emotions and desires over to HIM, He will take care of us. In the middle of the moment, it’s so easy to forget that just saying, “Thy Will” is best.
I recently heard a song, “Thy Will” which has become my heart. (Link is below)
I pray that you can find a way to say these words also. That you truly can allow yourself to wrestle with HIM (I wrote a blog about this about a year ago) and believe that He has plans for you that will help you succeed.
Whatever pain or trial you might be facing, learn to say, “Thy Will.” In that place, rest in His Peace.