“Thy will be done.”
The words are familiar to us. Memorized and held close against our hearts, this prayer was given to us by Jesus himself in Matthew 6. It is a simple but weighty instruction manual to prayer.
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.Matthew 6:9-10
Your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.”
But those words, “Thy will be done.” My sinful self finds them much harder to say.
It’s difficult to say, “Thy will be done” when faced with tremendous pain or suffering. How can I pray “Thy will be done” knowing that I may not be comfortable with the answer? Or when faced with the realities of this world — with sickness and job loss and injustice and brokenness? Can I trust His will even then?Read more