We pray fervently for our hearts desires and we say, “thy will be done”, but do we really mean it?
Meditate on that for a bit…
Oftentimes, God answers our prayers and it’s not what we expect. Instead of being thankful, we complain. Then we continue to pray for a different outcome.
Why bother praying if we are seeking our own will?
No one knows us better than God. He is a merciful and kind God who knows what we need before we ask for it. He sees the dangers that lie ahead and He wants to keep us safe. Whether that “danger” means that we will backslide, fall into the devil’s trap, or turn our backs on God, He knows. It’s up to us to stand firm.
Instead of getting angry because the Lord didn’t answer in our will, be glad that it is His will.
I am sure we’ve all heard of “The Lord’s Prayer”.
“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13
It says, “Thy will be done”, which means God’s will be done. When we pray, we ask the Lord to make His decision for our prayer request. We trust God enough to ask Him for His help; therefore, we should trust Him with the decision that He makes.
Although some answers may not be what we expect, we should be humble enough to accept God’s response to our prayers.
Let’s take a look at how Jesus prayed:
“And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.”
He asked God to spare Him from having to go through pain and suffering, but He only desired God’s will to come to fruition. Jesus prayed that God’s will be done.
Jesus is a great example of how we should pray and react to God’s will. Next time we pray, let’s remember Jesus’ prayer.