Thy Will Be Done
Thy will be done.
As followers of Christ, we desire to embrace God’s Will as the good and perfect will for our life. We desire to see God’s Will realized “on earth as it is in heaven”. As stated in the Lord’s Prayer,
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.”
It is relatively easy to embrace God’s Will at certain times of life and incredibly difficult and heart-wrenching at others. How do you embrace God’s Will when you are facing the loss or potential loss of a loved one? How do you embrace God’s Will when you lose your job, your spouse leaves you, or your child is in rebellion? It is in these times of brokenness that the choice to embrace God’s Will is brought front and center. Even the Lord Jesus struggled mightily with this in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before His crucifixion.
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
The song entitled “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott reflects on trusting God in the midst of trials and pain. When (not if!) we face difficulties in life, God will call us to embrace His Will and to trust Him with the outcome. As we do this, He will bless us with His presence and “a peace that surpasses all understanding.”