Trusting God's Will
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42
We have examined various aspects of pain management, including: overcoming pain, discovering the purpose of pain, and finding peace in spite of pain. Yet, as much as we have learned about pain and God’s purpose for it, pain is not something we want to experience. And we aren’t alone. Even Jesus, when faced with the pain of the cross, asked God to take the pain away. But He didn’t leave it at that request.
In today’s verse, we see that Jesus trusted God fully and submitted to His will, even in a painful situation. “Yet not my will, but yours be done” is a statement of full surrender to God. Jesus knew God would never allow Him to face something He could not handle.
When we experience pain, we are not alone. Jesus has also experienced pain. He identifies with the pain in our lives, understands our pain, and provides an avenue for us to overcome our pain. Have you surrendered to His will?
When faced with questions and doubt about the pain you are experiencing, pray that God give you the strength to accept His will—not your own—for your life.
Don’t allow anything to prevent you from walking in God’s will and trusting His ways. Make sure every step you take is towards His plan for your life.
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